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Registration for female overseas jobseekers begins Thursday

Registration for female overseas jobseekers begins Thursday

Online registration for women seeking overseas jobs, particularly in Saudi Arabia, will begin Thursday. The process will start with Dhaka division, Begum Shamsun Nahar, director general of the Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET), announced at a press briefing at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban this afternoon. The registrations can be completed at union and ward...

4 Bangladeshis killed in fire in Saudi Arabia

At least six migrant workers, including four Bangladeshis, were killed in a fire at a sofa manufacturing factory in Dammam of Saudi Arabia early Monday. The Bangladeshis were identified as -- Abu Musa and Ziaur Rahman of Comilla, Mir Rahman of Feni, and Abu Mollah of Chandpur, said Sarwar Alam, counsellor (Labour Wing) at the Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh. “The fire broke out at the factory around 1:30am (Saudi Arabia local time). The victims were asleep at that time,” he told...

4 Bangladeshis killed Saudi factory fire

4 Bangladeshis killed Saudi factory fire

At least six people including four Bangladeshis were killed in a fire at a Sofa factory in Dammam area of Saudi Arabia early today. Sarwar Alam, counselor (Labour Wing) at Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh told The Daily Star over phone that the deceased Bangladeshis are Abu Musa and Ziaur Rahman, son of Abul Kalam...

No need to rush for KSA job registration yet

After several thousand people signed up for jobs in Saudi Arabia last week following an advertisement, the expatriates' welfare and overseas employment minister yesterday clarified that there was no need to rush for registration now and that the government would open online registration only for females seeking jobs as domestic helps in the Kingdom soon. “Initially, Saudi Arabia wants to hire only house maids. So, male workers don't need to register names at this moment,” Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain told a...

Mad rush for 'Saudi ticket'

Mad rush for 'Saudi ticket'

  Thirty-two-year-old Zakir Hossain travelled more than 170 kilometres from Netrakona to the capital early yesterday only to have his name registered with the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) for a job placement in Saudi Arabia. Not even fears of arson attacks by alleged blockaders could deter him from taking bus rides after...

Only Dhaka’s applications to be accepted at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban

Only Dhaka’s applications to be accepted at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban

The Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) today said it will receive registration forms at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban only from the Dhaka district dwellers from next Sunday. “We will not receive applications of overseas jobseekers from outside the Dhaka district from Sunday,” Begum Shamsun Nahar, director general of BMET, told The Daily Star...

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New deal with KSA good news for BD

BANGLADESH signed a deal with Saudi Arabia yesterday to resume recruitment of workers on a gradual basis, which will result in 10,000 jobs per month, primarily for domestic workers and drivers. After a seven year ban on recruitment from Bangladesh, the decision to reopen its labour market for our workers is undoubtedly a milestone development. We further welcome the fact that the cost of migration would be borne by Saudi employers, which would considerably lessen the burden on migrants. As...

KSA Lifts Ban: What Next?

KSA Lifts Ban: What Next?

AFTER six 'long' years, manpower market in Saudi Arabia is going to reopen for Bangladesh. It is the biggest ray of hope in the diplomatic front in recent times despite overshadowing darkness in the polity. Notwithstanding embargo since 2008, Saudi Arabia is the biggest destination of Bangladeshi manpower having about 29 per cent...

Rumour baits mass frenzy for Saudi job bid

Rumour baits mass frenzy for Saudi job bid

Hundreds of jobseekers crowded the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) in Dhaka’s Eskaton this morning over a misinformation that tomorrow is the last date for registering for jobs in Saudi Arabia. Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Khandaker Iftekhar Haider said the ministry published an advertisement asking the prospective jobseekers to register online....

Saudi team inspects MRP process in Dhaka

Saudi team inspects MRP process in Dhaka

The Saudi delegation in Dhaka today scruitinised the passport delivery procedures ahead of inking a deal to resume manpower import from Bangladesh after seven years. The 19-men team, led by Dr Ahmed Al Fahaid, deputy minister for international affairs of the KSA’s labour ministry, visited a special branch office in Dhaka to scrutinise the...

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