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Steps may cut illegal recruitments in Gulf states

Update : 31 Aug 2013, 07:41 PM

Bangladesh has planned to curb illegal recruitment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Gulf States, said Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Muhammad Imran.

“To curb illegal recruitment, Bangladesh plans to extend its national database project to cover their overseas workers bound for the UAE and other Gulf states,” he told UNB.

A key reason why Bangladeshi expatriates in the UAE end up in violating the labour law is due to the phenomenon of unscrupulous recruiters who overcharge desperate job-seekers, a Gulf News report says quoting the Bangladeshi diplomat.

A few of them abscond from employers in search of better-paid jobs or get involved in illegal part-time jobs because they have to recover huge amount of money they paid to unscrupulous recruitment agents for visas, he said.

There are an estimated 800,000 Bangladeshi expatriates in the UAE.

Bangladesh launched the national database for recruitment of workers to Malaysia as part of a bilateral arrangement with that country, Imran said.

A semi-government agency has been constituted to manage the recruitment and it has opened offices in all districts across the country.

“Prospective employees can submit their CV (Curriculum Vitae) at those centres free of cost and they will be selected for jobs in Malaysia,” he said.

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