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Saudi launches online portal to recruit domestic workers

On May 16, 2016

In a move that clearly takes on the monopoly of recruitment agents, Saudi Arabia has launched an online platform for recruitment of domestic workers.

This will be part of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development's website –

Arab News reports that the online portal has been launched to help citizens to recruit their male and female domestic workers without being exploited by middlemen. recently reported on the rise of social media as a recruitment platform; however, since it remains unregulated, trafficking threat persists.