Over 900,000 foreigners enter Nepal annually for jobs « Khabarhub
Thursday, June 20th, 2024

Over 900,000 foreigners enter Nepal annually for jobs


25 February 2019  

Time taken to read : 4 Minute


  • A
  • A
  • A

KATHMANDU: A huge number of foreigners come to Nepal for employment in a stark contract to over 40,000 Nepali youths leaving the country for abroad jobs on a monthly basis.

According to the record maintained by various outsourcing companies, there is demand of over 300,000 youths in the internal job markets annually. Youths from India, Bangladesh and China come to Nepal for jobs.

Over 900,000 workers enter Nepal annually to engage in various sectors ranging from construction to technology, and working as vegetable vendors.

Currently, there are different companies and institutions providing over 80,000 jobs to the Nepali youths in the country, shared Mahesh Dahal, secretary at the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security.

“There is a demand of over 40,000 youths in the country,” Security Entrepreneurs Association Chairman Uddhav Dallakoti told Khabarhub, adding, “A Nepali youth does not need to go abroad to earn Rs 30,000 if the government manages internal employment.” He further said the number of youths coming to Nepal for jobs is increasing every year.

Saying that over 15,000 domestic workers are required on a monthly basis, he advised the government to introduce security, health and insurance policies to stop the mass exodus of the Nepali youths.

Currently, there are different companies and institutions providing over 80,000 jobs to the Nepali youths in the country, shared Mahesh Dahal, secretary at the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security.

Outsourcing companies in Nepal have claimed that over 15,000 workers are currently working in the country. This number does not include those working on daily wages.

“The government is introducing plans to manage internal job markets. The job market is increasing. The number of foreign youths coming to Nepal for jobs also proves it,” said Dahal.

He further said that the government is doing homework to adjust Nepali youths in the internal job markets rather than importing foreigners.

Outsourcing companies in Nepal have claimed that over 15,000 workers are currently working in the country. This number does not include those working on daily wages.

Under this category, there are 150,000 security guards, 500,000 workers in factories and industries, 500,000 in restaurants, 300,000 in domestic sector while the rest are engaged in other sector.

Sector requiring many workers

The highest demand of youths in Nepal are domestic workers. The demand of domestic workers is around 150,000, with 90,000 in hotels and restaurants, and 80,000 in tea production.

The government has categorized jobs into four categories – security workers, facilitators, domestic workers and secretaries. A minimum wage for these workers has been fixed at Rs 14,000.

The recently introduced contribution-based Social Security Scheme will provide job security to those working in the private sector, said Dahal.

The government can end the obligatory foreign employment in the next five years by properly managing internal job markets, say labor experts.

Given the demand of 300,000 youths in the country, annually, we can make our country prosperous through the proper management of internal job markets, say government officials.

Publish Date : 25 February 2019 17:56 PM

Today’s national news in a nutshell

Khabarhub brings you a glimpse of major developments of the

Former Prime Minister Bhattarai urges leaders to concentrate on developments

KATHMANDU: Chairman of Nepal Samajbadi Party Dr. Babauram Bhattarai has

Lalitpur metropolis to establish ‘project bank’, ‘labor bank’

PATAN: Lalitpur metropolitan city has incorporated ‘project bank’ and ‘labor

Koshi provincial assembly adjourned after opposition boycott

BIRATNAGAR: The 10th meeting of the fifth session of the

Yoga practice beneficial for police employees: Home Minister Lamichhane

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Rabi