Manufacturing Sector Pledges Highest Number of Employment 

The job pledged by the companies registered in the Department of Industries in the first half of FY 2021/22 has grown by 126.65 percent. 

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Among the business sectors, the manufacturing sector has pledged the highest number of employments in the first six months of the current fiscal year FY2021/22. The latest statistics published by the Department of Industry (DoI) show that job pledged by manufacturing sector companies has increased by a whopping 322 percent. A total of 66 manufacturing firms were registered with the commitment to provide employment to 8,192 people.

Despite the Covid-19 setback, the tourism sector has pledged 2,218 jobs so far in this fiscal, according to DoI. In the meantime, the services sector came third pledging 2,060 jobs.

The overall employment opportunities in the domestic job market, as per the DoI statistics, look promising. The proposed jobs offered by the companies registered at DoI have surged by 126.65 percent.

More than 14,000 jobs have been committed by the industries registered at DoI in the current fiscal year. In the first six months of FY2021/22, the department has registered 155 small, medium, and large industries that have pledged jobs to 14,252 people. As per the DoI statistics, 103 industries registered at the department in the first six-month of FY 2020/21 had promised to create 6,288 jobs.

Nepal, Britain Agree to Establish Labor Relations

Nepal and the United Kingdom have agreed to establish labor relations between the two countries. During a meeting held between the officials of both countries on January 14, an understanding was reached to provide opportunities of employment to Nepali workers by the United Kingdom, according to the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security.

Dandu Raj Ghimire, Spokesperson at the ministry said that an understanding was reached to make arrangements of employment to the Nepali workers in London by signing an agreement between the two countries.

Representatives of ‘Department of Health Services’ and ‘National Health Services’ of the UK, and representatives of the government of Nepal held talks in this regard. Both sides agreed to sign an agreement in this regard within March. As per the agreement, both sides would be involved in drafting the MoU.

Ghimire shared that an understanding was reached to finalize the issues of relocating the Nepalis to the health sector of London as soon as possible. However, the modality of relocating the Nepali workers has not been finalized.

It is said that human resources of the Nepali nursing sector would get employment opportunities under the National Health Services, London.

Chief of Employment Management Division under the Labor Ministry, Rajeev Pokharel, Under-Secretary Thaneshwor Bhusal, representatives of Department of Foreign Employment and Foreign Ministry were present on behalf of the government of Nepal, while representatives of Department of Health Services, National Health Services, and Embassy of the United Kingdom in Kathmandu were present in the meeting.

Caregiver Job in Israel : The first batch reached Israel

The first batch of Nepali caregivers left Kathmandu for Israel on January 19. According to the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE), more than 1,000 Nepalis will be leaving in the next month for Israel. The DoFE has selected 1175 workers for the caregiver job in Israel. This is the first time the government is sending Nepali workers officially under the G-2-G modality. Nepalis going to Israel will get a monthly salary of $ 1,600. And the workers will have the same labour safeguards as Israeli workers.

Nepal, Israel to Form a Taskforce to Provide Jobs to Nepalis in Israeli Construction Sector

Nepal and Israel have decided to establish a Joint Working Team to prepare a bilateral agreement for sending Nepali nationals to work in the construction sector in Israel.

The decision came after a meeting between Dr. Narayan Khadka, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Hanan Goder-Goldberger, Ambassador of Israel to Nepal, on January 16. During the meeting, the two sides also expressed satisfaction over the completion of all the necessary processes with regard to the selection of auxiliary workers in the caregiver services.

Foreign Employment Workers’ departure decline by 10 percent

There has been a decline in the numbers of Nepalis going abroad for foreign employment in the month of Poush (mid-December to mid-January). According to the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE), 66,625 workers have taken labor permits for foreign jobs in Poush.

The number of Nepalis going for foreign employment has been increasing continuously since May 2021. The DoFE statistics show 74,354 Nepali workers had left the country for foreign jobs in Mangshir (mid-November to mid-December).

The decline in the migrant workers’ departure in Push, according to DoFE, is due to the spread of the Omicron virus.

Call Center and Foreign Employment Complaints Hearing Room at the Labor Ministry

The Ministry of Labor, Employment, and Social Security has established a call center and foreign employment complaints hearing room at its office on January 30. Inaugurating the call center, Minister for Labor, Employment, and Social Security Krishna Kumar Shrestha expressed his commitment to bring any organization or individual who tries to leave any Nepali citizen stranded during foreign employment under the ambit of action as per the prevailing law and give justice to the victims.

Minister Shrestha also informed that a ‘marshal team’ has been formed with the participation of the response task force and police to take action against the culprits in foreign employment.

The call center, which has been in operation before, has been started as an integrated room for hearing complaints related to foreign employment. Minister Shrestha had directed the authorities concerned to set up a complaint hearing room at the ministry after he started receiving daily complaints of being stranded, cheated, and other inconveniences from immigrants who are in various countries including the Gulf region, Southeast Asian, European, African and American countries.

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