Housemaid (خادمات) in Saudi Arabia(update 2018)

Why do so many Filipino housemaids(خادمات) in Saudi Arabia?

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Housemaid (خادمات) in Saudi Arabia(Update 2018)

Why do so many Filipino housemaids(خادمات) in Saudi Arabia?

There are basically four reasons:

1. The demand for foreign housemaids(خادمات) in Saudi Arabia
2. The internationalization of workforce in Saudi Arabia fit for housemaid
3. Filipino housemaid characteristics
4. Filipino housemaid demand for overseas work

Background Introduction:

Saudi Arabia, a big oil country, is a very special country with traditional Muslim beliefs. It has many restrictions on women's work or public access. Before Jan. 2018, women were not allowed to drive and few women go out to work. In Saudi Arabia, about 2 million foreign workers are employed as domestic helpers. Local people commonly call them servants (or housemaids), many of whom are from the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and other countries.

One of the largest groups of foreign workers is Filipino workers. The Philippine government's overseas employment agency said about 10 million Filipinos residing overseas, including permanent residents. Saudi Arabia is the second largest employer of Filipino overseas workers with 760,000 Filipinos.

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1. The demand for foreign housemaids(خادمات) in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, a major oil country in 2017, covers an area of 2,149,690 square kilometers and has a population of about 32 million. It belongs to the oil-rich countries. It is has oil as the main economic pillar of the country. The local people are very wealthy and generally do not work. The government has also been very generous in the welfare of local people. Even if they are unemployed, they have huge unemployment allowance, resulting in not working and not starving. So it does not need to be too hard for the natives to live a prosperous life. Naturally, it will be necessary to hire housemaids(خادمات) to take care of the family. Depending on the wealth, some families may hire 5-6 housemaids(خادمات) in charge of their family affairs.

2. The internationalization of workforce in Saudi Arabia fit for housemaid

Of the 32 million people, only 3 million locals come out to work, while the rest of the working population is basically foreign workers, reaching as many as 12 million. As a result, Saudi Arabia uses Arabic in addition to locals. The second largest language is English. The widespread use of English is well suited to the Filipino survival, as the Philippines uses English only in addition to the local language Tagalog.

In Saudi Arabia, a large part of Filipinos also engage in technical jobs, while men are mostly engaged in mechanical and electrical maintenance, small manufacturing, construction workers, seafarers and commerce; women, for example, nurses, physicians, musicians and the largest group of housemaids(خادمات).

3. Filipino housemaid characteristics

Filipino housemaids(خادمات) speak English, and most housemaids(خادمات) have good education, some have college degrees, accepted professional housework training before they go abroad, and they basically have Catholic, caring, conscientious and patient characteristics that are just right for household working. Housemaid are also needed for domestic work, so they have won the reputation of "international domestic service" overseas.

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4. Filipino housemaids(خادمات) demand for overseas work

With more than 10 million overseas workers from the Philippines, the foreign exchange they earn overseas and repatriate to the Philippines have greatly supported the development of the Philippines. And even if they work as housemaid, they earn more than the financial white-collar workers in Manila. Therefore, women in the Philippines are keen to work overseas and take pride in their domestic work abroad. Filipinos of the same nature and kindness have also continuously sought improvements from the past in their work through housemaids(خادمات)(خادمات) agency and are now able to find jobs on their own through online platforms. Finding jobs is easier, and naturally more Filipino women are more willing to work overseas from the Philippines, thus pushing the entire Filipino woman's desire to work abroad

In the context of rising demand and supply, the number of Filipino housemaids(خادمات) in Saudi Arabia is naturally growing. With the progress of the times, it is a trend for housemaid(خادمات) to find work easier and easier in the search for jobs by themselves in Saudi Arabia and other countries. We also believe that this will continue to drive the reasonableness of the global workforce configuration, so as to promote the development of various countries.

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