The government has entered into an agreement that will help facilitate 1,000 nurses gaining employment in Saudi Arabia.
Cabinet Secretary for Labour and Social Protection, Florence Bore, announced that Kenya inked a labor migration deal with Saudi Arabia.
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During her official visit to Riyadh, Bore highlighted the positive impact this agreement would have on Kenya’s workforce, especially for the multitude of young professionals graduating from colleges and universities.
“Had a good meeting with a mega Recruitment agency – Abdal Human Resources on the recruitment of Nurses. The firm has offered Kenya a job order for recruitment of 1000 nurses,” said Bore.
Bore emphasized the government’s commitment to creating employment opportunities for the recently graduated 22,000 public health professionals, including nurses, aligning to provide job prospects for both skilled and unskilled workers.
In expanding the collaboration with Saudi Arabian companies, Bore anticipates Kenya will soon will receive job orders for cleaners and workers in the hospitality industry, diversifying employment opportunities.
During her visit, Bore engaged with Eitinaa Human Resources Company, emphasizing the company’s commitment to offering over 100 job opportunities in various categories, including house nurses, caregivers, domestic workers, personal assistants, chefs, and nannies.
The visit also included talks with Takamol and Musaned Officials and Professional Accreditation Bodies in Saudi Arming to enhance collaboration and seek more employment opportunities. Bore highlighted Kenya’s keen interest in streamlining the recruitment process for domestic workers and managing data for migrant workers.
“We proposed our Kenyan Embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be granted access to the Musaned system to enable them to keep track of our migrant workers in the Kingdom,” said Bore.
The Labour CS also revealed the signing of a Bilateral Labour Agreement for healthcare personnel recruitment with the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, while actively pursuing similar agreements with Canada, Germany, Austria, Italy, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.