RIYADH: The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has issued an order to revoke seven licenses of recruitment offices and companies for violating the recruitment regulations. In the meantime, eight other recruitment companies were also denied licenses by the ministry pending resolution of all complaints.
For violating the labor laws during the months of September and August 2022, punitive actions were taken against the institutions. Saad Al Hammad, a ministry spokesperson, said that the ministry had revoked licenses for more than 400 firms within the structure of the recruitment sector in the last two years.
License of 7 companies revoked in Saudi
He stated that the ministry’s main focus when revoking licenses and suspending operations of recruitment offices was not to take punitive actions against violators but to improve services so that all rights are protected.
He stated that the ministry would not tolerate any serious violations and would seek revoke the license and to permanently suspend operations of the firm. According to the spokesperson, serious violations could include human trafficking, labor rights violations and failures to address complaints from residents and citizens.