Saudi allows temporary lending of workers in private health sector

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The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) has given the go-ahead for a new service via the “Ajeer” Program, which will allow temporary lending of workers between health facilities in the private sector.

The process will be carried out via the Ajeer Program e-portal that aims to organize and facilitate access to the manpower available in the Kingdom. This brings the total number of sectors subject to this system to four. They include building and construction, agriculture, pharmacology, and now health, a Saudi Press Agency (SPA) report said.

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The Ministry of Labor reaffirms that lending workers between sectors covered by Ajeer Program is carried out electronically through Ajeer, stressing that this will be subject to the conditions approved earlier.

They include that the two firms should be practicing the same activity, the firm borrowing the worker ought to be in the Middle Green Zone and above, the lending period should not exceed 12 months in two years, and workers lent to other firms should not exceed 20 percent of the expatriate workers in the firm.

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The MLSD has called upon firms wishing to avail of this service to enter the Ajeer Program website or via the link

Ajeer Program also enables firms to lend the services of their excess workers temporarily, provided all these transactions are in line with the regulations and bylaws of the MLSD.


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