Housemaids from Bangladesh were the most in demand with recruitment ratio reaching 21 percent during last month, Makkah daily reported on Wednesday quoting the monthly periodic bulletin issued by Musanid electronic gate of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.
According to Musanid, the demand for housemaids from the Philippines was 20 percent.
It said about 47 percent of the recruitment requests for housemaids were processed last month.
Musanid said the requests for recruitment of private drivers was 34 percent and the male house helps was 17 percent.
It said the cheapest cost of recruitment were from Bangladesh and Uganda at SR7,000 and Kenya SR7,800.
Musanid will enable Saudi families to demand recruitment of house helps electronically. It provides all the data required from recruitment and enable the employers to know the most reliable recruitment offices.
It said the recruitment from the Philippines will cost SR14,000 while it is SR18,000 from each of India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.