Published: Monday, April 8, 2013

Foreign Jobs

1,800 women registered on first day

The online registration of women seeking overseas employment through the government begins in Rangpur yesterday. Photo: Sta

The online registration of women seeking overseas employment through the government begins in Rangpur yesterday. Photo: Sta

The government yesterday started preparing a database of qualified female workers for foreign jobs through online registration process.
On the first day, around 1,800 females got their names registered through local union parishad and ward level information service centres in three of the seven divisions in the country, said Begum Shamsun Nahar, director general of the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training  (BMET).
“I think the figure of 1,800 is not bad as women in Bangladesh are not very interested in foreign jobs. But the figure will increase gradually”, she added.
According to the Information Cell of the BMET, of the 1,800 women whose names were registered yesterday, around 600 are in Rajshahi, around 650 in Rangpur and around 500 in Sylhet divisions.
The registration in these divisions will continue till Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Our correspondents in different districts of the three divisions reported that  due to lack of adequate publicity, and also due to  social barriers, many females are reluctant to register their names for foreign jobs.