Recruitment offices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been shut down to reorganize the hiring of domestic helpers in the country.
250 private owned recruitment agencies were shut down all over UAE as mandated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) Nasser bin Thani Al Hameli, announced the news on the member of the Federal National Council. According to him, the said closure was due to the offices having expired licenses.
Moreover, the recruitment of domestic workers will now be under the Tadbeer centers starting from March 2021. This mandate is according to the 2017 decision of the government in ensuring that the rights of domestic workers will be greatly protected.
“Another 10 private offices are currently operating, but they will be closed by the end of March 2021. The closed recruitment offices have been replaced by 54 Tadbeer centers,” he said.
99 recruitment agencies violated the order and appropriate actions will be taken against them.
In 2018, the UAE opened the first Tadbeer centers to handle the recruitment of domestic workers such as nannies and maids. Moreover, the MoHRE has put to stop the renewal of licenses towards private domestic worker recruitment agencies since 2017.
The Minister is also working in reducing the recruitment fees of domestic workers in the 10 countries that supply the largest number of domestic workers in the country.
Meanwhile, Tadbeer offices see to it that the employment contract is completed and also ensures that domestic workers are paid on time. A variety of recruitment packages are also being offered to perfectly suit the needs of employers.