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Press evaluation:
Background:

Assuming fake identity: Women aspiring for work abroad are forced to accept forged passport by employment agents - thanks to flawed labor law, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 01/09/2014)

Frequent changes of chief affecting DoFE services, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/08/2014)

Look Before You Leap, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (kp 27/08/2014)

Govt should consult us before signing deal with Malaysia: NAFEA (rep 27/08/2014)

Every six tourists create one job in Nepal: Study, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/08/2014)

No country for young: Promises of employment alone will not suffice to keep Nepalis from leaving (kp 15/08/2014)

Korean language test: EPS receives over 19,000 applications on day one, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 14/08/2014), Korean jobs aspirants face cops’ wrath, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 14/08/2014), Applications swamp EPS: Number of applications estimated to cross 55,000 this year, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/08/2014), More than 40,000 apply for EPS jobs (ht 15/08/2014)

Foreign work permits from Soalteemode (kp 13/08/2014)

Jan limit for work permit on old PPs, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 11/08/2014)

Run for employment campaign organised (ht 10/08/2014)

The final straw: Centralized medical test systrem adds financial burden to aspiring migrant workers, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 10/08/2014)

Tarai regions top charts in worker migration (ht 08/08/2014)

Govt denies FEPB funds for Nepalis stuck in Libya, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 07/08/2014)

Curbing fraud recruitment firms: Signing contract before govt official to be mandatory, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 01/08/2014)

Number of Nepali migrant workers up 16pc (ht 31/07/2014)

80k jobs to be created in small businesses, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/07/2014)

Govt prepares to lift Gulf ban for female workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 28/07/2014), More harm than good: Ban on women migrating to the Gulf for domestic work must definitely be lifted (kp 29/07/2014)

A neglected lot: Even as remittance becomes the mainstay of economy, migrant workers struggle for justice back home, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 20/07/2014)

Blood, sweat and tears: ‘The vulnerability of Nepali migrant workers to exploitation abroad is heightened by routine misconduct within Nepal’, by Damakant Jayshi (nt 18/07/2014)

55 recruitment cos banned to send workers to Qatar, by Hom Karki (kp 17/07/2014)

Manufacturing jobs increase 14.8pc in 6 years, says CBS (kp 09/07/2014)

Remittance management: Labour bank to reduce forced migration, by Weena Pun (kp 07/07/2014), Mapping migrants: Nepal must capitalise on the skills andresources of its professional diaspora (kp 08/07/2014)

Manufacturing units’ reliance on foreign workers grows (ht 28/06/2014)

Youths glad at Qatar airport job openings sans middlemen, by Shreejana Shrestha (/rep 28/06/2014)

When seeking redress, migrants prefer violence: Trust in justice system is very low, by Weena Pun (kp 25/06/2014)

Nepali workers’ departure surpasses annual records (ht 24/06/2014)

Nepali migrant workers’ woes: A fresh approach is needed, by Vikash Raj Satyal (kp 17/06/2014)

NSU demands jobs, loan for one lakh youths (ht 16/06/2014)

Chasing mirage: The number of migrant workers is increasinf; This poses serious challenges for the country, by Shristi Kafle (rep 14/06/2014)

Migrant workers lack access to justice: Report (ht 12/06/2014), Lax law to blame for migrant woes: Report (kp 13/06/2014)

'Rratify UN convention on migrant worker rights': DoFE not enforcing contractual rights, oblicagtions (rep 11/06/2014)

Foreign employment fraud on rise (ht 01/06/2014)

Lack of opportunities: Rising jobless youth, by Lekker de Jong (ht 30/05/2014), Call to retain foreign-bound workers (kp 31/05/2014)

From Katari to Qatar:Beset by political troubles, the Nepali state, both directly and indirectly, has forced its citizens to migrate, by Sanjay Sharma (kp 30/05/2014)

Who benefits from jobs generated by foreign investment?, by Rudra Pangeni /rep 16/05/2014)

72 workers die each month in foreign employment (nn 16/05/2014)

Foreign Employment: Is It Sustainable?, by Krishna Prasad Acharya (rn 13/05/2014)

Most migrants die due to cardiac arrest (ht 13/05/2014)

Around half a million migrant workers leave Nepal annually: Govt (nn 12/05/2014)

Foreign migrants lack training: Orientation centres found ‘selling’certificates to workers, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 08/05/2014)

Women migrant workers flying to Gulf via India to skirt age limit rule, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 04/05/2014)

Youths still under unemployment spell: ILO report (kp 30/04/2014), Govt has to play role of facilitator for Nepali youth: ILO (ht 30/04/2014)

Agencies providing orientation to migrant workers required to furnish details online, by Sreejana Shrestha (rep 23/04/2014)

Foreign jobs dept plans database of migrant workers: Bid to discourage fake certificates (kp 21/04/2014)

2 migrant workers dying abroad per day, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 20/04/2014), Nepali migrant workers dying at higher rate, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 22/04/2014)

The long wait to bid final farewell: Families of deceased Nepali migrant workers wait for months, even years, to receive bodies of loved ones, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/04/2014)

Hard choice: Women workers abroad (rep 17/04/2014)

Plight of undocumented Nepali migrants, by Subarna Poudel (ht 16/04/2014)

Work begins for all-in-one foreign employment services, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 14/04/2014)

Nepal to ink labor accord with three countries soon (rep 13/04/2014)

Half dozen candidates eye top NAFEA post: NAFEA, the umbrella organisation of recruitment companies, is holding the election on April 26 (kp 06/04/2014)

DoFE shifting to a bigger, better location (ht 03/04/2014)

After SLC, students go to India for job (kp 03/04/2014)

Misuse of migrant workers’ welfare fund goes rampant, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/03/2014)

Agents visit villages to send youths abroad, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 27/03/2014)

Gov penalizes 44 manpower companies, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 26/03/2014)

Board to get chief in ‘two weeks’ (kp 25/03/2014)

Govt’s work permit plan for foreigners ineffective, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 24/03/2014)

Udayapur youth turn to self-employment, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 23/03/2014)

Cases filed at DoFE against manpower agencies up 32pc (ht 20/03/2014)

Youth fund plans to raise loan limit to Rs 500k (kp 20/03/2014)

Fund piles up, govt lacks plans for migrants’ care, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/03/2014), Two years on, Board without executive (kp 19/03/2014)

Majority of foreign job migrants from Dhanusha district (ht 18/03/2014)

No work permit without MRP from May 15, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/03/2014)

Bid to control high death rate of Nepali workers abroad (ht 16/03/2014$)

Except India: The lack of representation and self-definition for Nepali workers in India needs to be rectified, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 16/03/2014)

Duped and grounded in Delhi in bid to fly abroad: India becoming an alternative route for Nepali foreign job aspirants, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 14/03/2014)

Stop it: Absence of effective policies and programs contributes the most to the great exodus, by Som Bhandari (rep 13/03/2014)

Govt misused migrant workers’ fund, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 13/03/2014)

Permits for new manpower agencies only after 2 years (kp 13/03/2014)

Illegally run manpower agencies shut (kp 09/03/2014)

42 agencies face action, 8 licences scrapped, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/03/2014)

Progress on ‘De Pogo’ (ht 04/03/2014)

Make details of policy buyers online: DoFE, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 03/03/2014)

DoFE padlocks five manpower offices in eastern region (ht 28/02/2014)

Migration as metaphor: Power relations are inherent in any experience of migration, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 26/02/2014)

DoFE set to launch ‘Mobile’ campaign (ht 24/02/2014)

DoFE scraps license of 8 manpower agencies (rep 20/02/2014)

On the move: Nepal, as a traditional labour exporter, should work harder to protect migrant rights, by Gopal Krishna Siwakoti (kp 19/02/2014)

DoFE gears for major overhaul (ht 18/02/2014)

DoFE to open Malaysia Section at Babarmahal in near future (ht 15/02/2014)

Ensuring safe migration: Government planning to bring various procedural reforms to help overseas labourers (kp 13/02/2014), Call for concerted efforts to stop female labour exploitation (kp 13/02/2014)

Nepal lumbered in ‘jobless growth’ from 2000 to 2012 (ht 13/02/2014), 550k Nepali youths enter job market every year: UNCTAD (rep 13/02/2014), Very critical (ht 14/02/2014), More jobs for youth needed: UNCTAD (kp 15/02/2014)

Job creation critical for durable economic progress in Nepal: Report (nn 12/02/2014)

62 miss flight due to negligence of labor desk, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 11/02/2014)

Over 80 officials, hiring agents face charge: Probe sees role of immigration officers, duty officers at airport desk and manpower agency owners in fraud, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 10/02/2014)

Migrant workers: A story of opportunities and challenges, by Nitya Pandey (rep 07/02/2014)

People falling prey to ‘unauthorised’ individual manpower agents (ht 04/02/2014)

Specific services for foreign jobs in a week, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/02/2014)

DoFE staff accused of issuing permits illegally (kp 30/01/2014)

Lack of separate pact: Domestic help: The plight continues, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 28/01/2014)

Fraudulent counselling firms for migrant workers penalised, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/01/2014)

Addressing the youth bulge: What Nepal can do, by Raj Kumar Baral (ht 22/01/2014)

Most cases filed at DoFE not genuine (ht 22/01/2014)

For some electric crematorium means job loss, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 21/01/2014)

The way forward: Nepal experiences labor force deficit while worrying levels of unemployment have created anguish and desperation among the youths and policymakers, by Avinash Gupta and Hari Sharma (rep 21/01/2014)

Most migrants under 25 years (ht 20/01/2014)

Job security in the Gulf: A confident democracy should have the resourcefulness to speak to the Gulf countries, to try raise job security and income levels of Nepali migrant workers, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 17/01/2014)

Song of development: We should not necessarily discourage labor migration, but employment creationat home is more important, by Laxmi Oli (rep 15/01/2014)

Guideline to regulate hiring of foreigners: Makes it mandatory for non-Nepalis to get work permit within a month (kp 14/01/2014), 50 firms penalised for hiring foreigners sans work permit, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 19/01/2014), 53 organizations face action for illegally hiring foreigners, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 19/01/2014)

Govt issues work permit guidelines, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 13/01/2014)

Costs of leaving home: More and more migrant workers are returning home in coffins, leaving their families with exorbitant loans to pay off, by Dorje Gurung (kp 05/01/2014)

Govt stops Malaysia work permits (kp 02/01/2014), Govt to discuss medical system: Meeting will weigh pros and cons of Malaysian biometric test (ht 06/01/2014)

Rs 8000 pay enough to keep women migrant workers at home: UN study, by Anjali Subedi (rep 02/01/2014)

Raising the bar (kp 01/01/2014)

Increasing number of women heading to Gulf for employment (ht 30/12/2013)

Out of the circle: After being jailed in Qatar for something he hadn't done, Dorje Gurung found his eyes opened to the plight of Nepali migrant workers ..., by Sunaina Sherchan (kp 28/12/2013)

Parties commit to improving service for migrants (ht 27/12/2013)

Getting jobs in Malaysia to cost more: Visa-processing charge likely to see a 10-fold increase, by Subarna Poudel (ht 20/12/2013)

ILO, EU project to promote effective governance of labour migration from South Asia (nn 20/12/2013), ILO launches project to aid foreign job aspirants (ht 21/12/2013)

At what cost? Migrants’ deaths shroud economic benefits, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/12/2013)

Work to decentralise foreign jobs services begins (kp 18/12/2013)

Fraudulent foreign job cases on a decline (ht 16/12/2013)

Cabinet grants DoFE permission to open another office in Valley (ht 14/12/2013)

Seasonal workers’exodus begins, by Parbat Portel (kp 12/12/2013)

Dreams on broken wings: The treatment doled out to migrant labourers from Nepal in countries like Qatar—at the hands of both the Nepali government and overseas employers—is appalling, by Prateebha Tuladhar (kp 07/12/2013)

Migrant workers sent back from airport: Recruitment agencies to seek legal remedy (kp 06/12/2013)

Foreign job firms financially exploiting troubled workers (kp 05/12/2013)

Aspiring migrant workers in a fix: 7,000 stranded as govt fails to issue permits, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/12/2013), UAE-bound workers
stopped at airport
, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/12/2013), In the waiting line: Govt must manage personnel to better serve migrant workers (kp 03/12/2013), Immigration dept simplifies exit process for migrants (ht 03/12/2013)

Foreign job seekers unhappy with service (ht 02/12/2013)

Nepalis in Malaysia sent home Rs 62.9b in 2012 (kp 14/11/2013)

Reforms a far cry, work approval gets easier (kp 10/11/2013)

DoFE to bring orientation centres under surveillance (kp 07/11/2013)

Heed The Plight Of Nepali Migrant Workers, by Rebanta Bahadur K. C. (rn 01/11/2013)

Homeward bound: Thousands of illegal migrants expelled from Saudi Arabia and Malaysia will be coming home to unemployment, by Prakriti Thami (kp 30/10/2013)

The big picture: As many as 56% of our households are receiving remittance, while population living below poverty line has been reduced to under 25%, by Mahendra Subedi (rep 29/10/2013)

Govt halts work approval issuance: contracts not meeting min wage, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/10/2013)

MoFA mulls hiring local staff: ‘Move aimed to address workers’woes in Gulf and Malaysia’ (ht 24/10/2013)

Home truth: Recruitment agencies in Nepal abuse migrant workers' rights, and the government is failing to protect workers, by Rameshwar Nepal (rep 23/10/2013)

Govt prepares final draft of employment policy (ht 22/10/2013)

Govt lacks data on returning migrant workers (kp 20/10/2013)

Begin at home: What the Guardian reported has been an integral part of the Nepali migratory experience for the past two decades, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/10/2013)

Stranded due to paperwork errors: Migrant workers take illegal routes (kp 18/10/2013)

Action time: Migrant workers, by Hira Bahadur Gharti Magar (rep 17/10/2013)

Manpower association splits following prolonged dispute (kp 09/10/2013)

Seeing poor job prospect at home, workers head to the Gulf (kp 06/10/2013)

Sharing the blame: More than the destination countries, Nepali employment agencies and middlemen are responsible for the plight of migrants in the Gulf, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 06/10/2013)

Migrants at receiving end as minor paper errors create major hassles, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/10/2013)

Malaysia is worse: They were stranded at the immigration office in Kuala Lumpur; Some had been holed in there for one month, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 05/10/2013)

Paid in blood: In order to press for the rights of its migrant workers in the Gulf, Nepal will need to build and nourish regional alliances, by Christian Wolff (kp 02/10/2013)

Work approval requirements to be relaxed: Govt plans to scrap verification of work contracts by Nepali missions, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/10/2013)

All together now: Nepal must develop a collective bargaining position to demand migrant labour rights (kp 30/09/2013)

Educated, unemployed and mobile: Data seems to suggest that the more learned Nepalis are, the higher their chances of being unemployed, by Sanjay Sharma (kp 29/09/2013)

NAFEA launches motion to impeach chairman, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 26/09/2013), Qatar World Cup construction 'will leave 4,000 migrant workers dead', by Robert Booth (The Guardian 26/09/2013), In light: ‘Modern-day slavery’ in Qatar (kp 27/09/2013)

Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves', by Pete Pattisson (The Guardian 26/09/2013)

Foreign Employment Dept back in service as stir ends Two agitating factions strike agreement (kp 23/09/2013)

Foreign employment: Getting the most out of it, by Binod Prasad Gupta (ht 23/09/2013)

Inevitable return: Economic opportunities are necessary for labour migrants returning home (kp 18/09/2013)

Migrant workers caught in middle of NAFEA dispute, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 18/09/2013)

Employment for youth: Proper training is the need, by Babu Ram Neupane (ht 17/09/2013)

The Mental Barrier: Foreign workers, by Bishal Thapa (rep 17/09/2013)

Indian Army ‘dream’ lures youths in hordes to Pokhara, by Shiva Sharma (kp 13/09/2013)

Report says Valley’s informal labour market flooded with Indian workers Half of the workforce hails from the southern neighbour, by Rupak D. Sharma(ht 12/09/2013)

NAFEA faction announce DoFE lockout from Wednesday (kp 11/09/2013)

Ministry aims for transparency in new guidelines for manpower agencies (kp 10/09/2013)

Migrant Woes: Several manpower operators admitted that in many cases they themselves issue fake medical certificates for pre-visa purpose, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 07/09/2013)

DoFE plans to outsource work (ht 06/09/2013)

17 deputed to manage emptied Foreign Employment Department (kp 04/09/2013)

Labour migration up 40 per cent: Almost 23.5pc left for Qatar in the first month of this fiscal, by Pallav Bhusal (ht 03/09/2013)

Many young returnees here to explore: But most of them leave again for greener pastures as opportunities are few and far between, by Weena Pun (kp 01/09/2013)

Photo contest on migration challenges (ht 31/08/2013)

NAFEA warns to padlock DoFE for poor service, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/08/2013)

Not helping: BFIs and unemployment, by Hari Sharma (rep 21/08/2013)

The flip side: Foreign employment, by Narayan Dev Pant (rep 20/08/2013)

Caught in the middle: As immigrants risk enormous time and money to invest in a country not their own, how can we introduce incentives that will safeguard their welfare?, by Chin Cabrido (kp 18/08/2013)

Nepalis working abroad: 726 died last year, govt report says; Number sees an alarming 80 percent rise as compared to the previous year, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 17/08/2013)

Wasted talent: Youth Unemployment, by Suresh Mukhiya (rep 15/08/2013)

Orientation programme not faring well, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/08/2013), Proper counselling need of the hour, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 13/08/2013)

No ‘demarcation’ between foreign employment, human trafficking, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/08/2013)

Youth run highlights unemployment (ht 11/08/2013)

Govt plans to generate 50k jobs, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/08/2013)

Over 1,600 workers leaving daily: 616,497 Nepalis joined foreign jobs during last fiscal year (ht 25/07/2013)

Malaysia displaces Qatar as top destination for Nepali workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 24/07/2013)

Online ‘job shop’ for migrant workers ‘soon’, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 18/07/2013)

Foreign Employment Bond 2075 unable to meet expectations (ht 18/07/2013)

Youth creating jobs, cultivating talents in the country, by Ansubha Manandhar (ht 18/07/2013)

50,000 to be self-employed this year under YSEF plan, by Weena Pun (ht 17/07/2013)

Trilateral contract to ease woes of migrant workers (kp 15/07/2013)

Going against the flow: The phenomenon of switching jobs, by Nistha Rayamajhi (rep 05/07/2013)

Nowhere people: Govt must accept its culpability in pushing its citizens to migrate and its negligence in safeguarding their rights and welfare, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 04/07/2013)

Trade unions, civil society plan to forge alliance for workers’ rights (ht 01/07/2013)

At risk, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/06/2013)

Families seek return of stranded migrants (ht 25/06/2013)

Worker migration touches half-million mark (ht 24/06/2013)

Female migrants face double whammy: Cheated by agents, women face punishment upon return on forgery charges, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/06/2013)

Foreign Employment - The Only Alternative For Now, by Rebanta Bahadur K.C. (rn 18/06/2013)

Arrests blow lid off shadowy side of foreign employment, by Roshan Sedhai and Ankit Adhikari (kp 16/06/2013)

Govt’s YSEP set to miss 50k job target (kp 14/06/2013)

NAFEA internal row deepens (kp 10/06/2013)

Guidelines to regulate foreign jobs sector (kp 02/06/2013)

The trend of going abroad and the void it leaves behind, by Nistha Rayamajhi (rep 31/05/2013)

One-fifth migrants leave for foreign jobs sans orientation, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 27/05/2013)

Rampant fraud hits migrants, by Dikshya Singh (ht 27/05/2013)

Creating opportunity for the youth: Empowerment through employment, by Pravat Jung Gurung (rep 26/05/2013)

Outsourcing fraud rampant, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 25/05/2013)

Around 20,000 Nepali migrant workers stranded, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/05/2013)

Worker migration down by 6.79 per cent (ht 23/05/2013), Nepalis towards overseas jobs up by 14 pc (nn 23/05/2013) [???], Individual foreign job contracts decrease: Have come down by 90.31 per cent since December 2011 (ht 24/05/2013)

MoLE delay hinders reforms in foreign employment sector, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 22/05/2013)

Bid to create jobs for youths (kp 22/05/2013)

About 577 deaths reported in last nine months (ht 20/05/2013)

Employment Fund targetspeople living in poverty (ht 17/05/2013)

Dynamics of discrimination: Foreign labour migration provides a new avenue for the exploitation of Dalits, by Arjun Nawal Bishwakarma and Sanjay Sharma (kp 15/05/2013)

'114 agents responsible for 90 pc illegal departure of Nepali woman to Saudi Arabia' (nn 15/05/2013)

Jhapa tops in worker migration chart (ht 13/05/2013)

Work permit rules become stricter (kp 13/05/2013)

Activists seek reforms for safe migration (ht 12/05/2013)

Job shop concept being mulled to increase employment (kp 09/05/2013)

Joint efforts must to secure migrant rights (ht 06/05/2013)

`Social ills impel women migration' (ht 03/05/2013)

Information on foreign jobs low in villages (ht 02/05/2013)

Experts seek safety, health policy for workers (ht 30/04/2013)

Workers face high occupational risks (ht 28/04/2013)

Strong rescue mechanism sought for migrant workers (ht 27/04/2013)

Civil society to raise workers’ issue (ht 26/04/2013)

Migration to boom in coming months (ht 26/04/2013)

Department records 1,654 outsourcing fraud cases (ht 25/04/2013)

Workers’ migration increases by 4.76pc (ht 23/04/2013), Nepalis to foreign jobs increase by 33 pc (nn 23/04/2013)

Butwal reeling under acute shortage of skilled manpower, by Amrita Anmol (kp 21/04/2013)

Govt sets minimum wage for migrants going to Bahrain, Oman (ht 19/04/2013)

Department of Labour to issue work permit to foreigners (ht 18/04/2013)

Govt ‘apathy’ for plight of workers in Gulf, M’asia (kp 15/04/2013)

Govt provides foreign job information in villages: Department must help control fraud and trafficking: Experts (ht 11/04/2013)

Neglected priority: Youth employment, by Murari Sharma and Netra Khadka (rep 07/04/2013)

52pc of recruitment fraud cases solved (ht 04/04/2013)

‘Women migration to Gulf is human trafficking’, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 30/03/2013)

Tourism ‘accounted for 3.6pc’ of Nepal’s total employment, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/03/2013)

Greener pastures: To understand the scale of labour flight, we need to realise that people don’t like risk, by Dhiraj Shjarma Nyaupane (kp 27/03/2013)

Migrant worker departures up 35pc (kp 27/03/2013)

Gulf-bound migrants to be paid more (ht 26/03/2013)

UN body urges South Asia, Gulf to cooperate on women migration (ht 24/03/2013)

First eight months of FY sees 35 pc more Nepali head abroad for jobs (nn 24/03/2013)

Worker migration increases (ht 22/03/2013)

Big firms employ less than 300,000 people (ht 21/03/2013)

Migration to war-torn countries for greener pastures on the rise, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/03/2013)

Migrant workers: Orientation not on par with standard (kp 19/03/2013)

EPS plans to hire Nepalis in construction sector (ht 17/03/2013)

Not adding up: Educated and unemployed people complain about lack of job opportunities while industires claim a dearth of skilled human resources, by Manjushree Adhikari (ht 17/03/2013)

Foreign employment: 6 months after notice, govt yet to punish fake agents, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 10/03/2013)

Reluctant employers put social security panel in a fix (kp 10/03/2013)

Quality jobs must for prosperity, states report (ht 09/03/2013), Jobs with high development payoffs spur prosperity: WB (nn 09/03/2013)

Govt team to study workers’ state in Iraq, Afghanistan, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 08/03/2013)

Dept suspends orientation centres (ht 08/03/2013)

Govt approves housemaid training manual (ht 07/03/2013)

Govt provides relief to kin of 2,081 migrants (ht 04/03/2013)

Govt opens Rep of Congo for migrant workers: The latest addition takes the number of govt permitted countries for overseas jobs to 109 (kp 03/03/2013), Govt opens Republic of Congo for migrants (ht 03/03/2013)

Opportunities and challenges: Women in workforce, by Mukesh Khanal (rep 03/03/2013)

Human trafficking in foreign employment garb, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 26/02/2013), ‘Setting legal channel can improve affairs’, interview with Ganesh Gurung (kp 26/02/2013), End modern day slavery!, by Renu Rajbhandari (kp 26/02/2013)

Overseas agencies cast doubt on govt SOP commitment (kp 20/02/2013)

Outflow of migrant workers increases (ht 20/02/2013), Nepalis to overseas job up by 14 pc (nn 20/02/2013)

NAFEA announces protest against govt’s ‘unilateral’ decisions (kp 18/02/2013)

Project provides jobs to 50,000 (kp 07/02/2013)

Foreign employment department prepares to offer online services, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 07/02/2013)

Outsourcers decry migrant workers’ salary hike: Move has decreased labour outflow as recruiters started exploring other low cost markets (ht 05/02/2013)

Aspiring migrant workers falling into medical fraudsters’ trap, by Roshan Sedhai and Manish Gautam (kp 01/02/2013)

Outsourcers take responsible steps at last (ht 31/01/2013)

DoFE employees tormenting aspiring migrant workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/01/2013)

Outsourcing sector records rising passport forgery cases (ht 29/01/2013)

Worker migration booms in first six months (ht 27/01/2013), Migrant worker departures up 1.49pc (kp 28/01/2013)

Costly deal: Does remittance money justify the price we pay for migration, by Guneshwor Ojha (ht 27/01/2013), Remittance and poverty reduction: Complete dependence on migration as a remedy for poverty is not sustainable, by Shreeya Neupane (ht 27/01/2013)

Death in the Gulf: Rather than taking initiatives to address migrant-labour problems, the state mechanism has been encouraging malpractices, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/01/2013)

The moneymakers: Govt needs to negotiate with host countries to ensure workers’ rights (kp 22/01/2013)

Board leadership void stalls migrant welfare, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/01/2013)

Govt to raise salary of Qatar bound workers (ht 17/01/2013)

Govt training to employ 45,000 youths (kp 16/01/2013)

Saudi Arabia hostile for housemaids (ht 16/01/2013)

Nepal turning into 'country of the old' (nn 16/01/2013)

Women opting for jobs in Gulf won't have to pay service charges (nn 15/01/2013)

Insufficient information hits migrants (ht 13/01/2013)

Human trafficking on rise in garb of foreign jobs: Illegal networks doing business with the annual turnover of Rs 40 billion (ht 12/01/2013), Board warns women migrants not to use Indian route (ht 12/01/2013)

‘Managing informal sector a challenge’: Activists urge government to ratify ILO Convention177 (ht 12/01/2013)

834 Nepalis died working abroad in 2012 (nn 12/01/2013)

Migrant workers' wage hike: Govt yet to address real needs: Stakeholders, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 11/01/2013)

Outsourcers to establish welfare fund (ht 11/01/2013)

South Korea to hire 46,000 EPS workers (ht 10/01/2013)

Challenges before South Asian migrant workers: Encourage formal process, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 09/01/2013)

Govt mulls lifting Iraq, Afghanistan work ban, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/01/2013)

Govt to form new office for individual migrant workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/12/2012)

340 women returned from border in a year, by Parbat Portel (kp 30/12/2012)

Going underground: Govt should work to ensure migrant rights rather than control movement (kp 28/12/2012), Living off remittances: Exporting migrant labour is not a permanent solution so jobs must be created at home, by Rishi Adhikari (kp 28/12/2012)

TIA helpdesk itself waits for help: Migrant workers struggling to fill out departure forms, by Samik Kharel (kp 24/12/2012)

Worker migration booms (ht 23/12/2012)

Overhaul migration: Piecemeal solutions are not going to  resolve the problems with migration (kp 20/12/2012)

Fraud by outsourcers still a challenge to safe migration (ht 20/12/2012)

Returnee migrants seek financial support (ht 20/12/2012)

Not all Nepali migrant workers have all the luck, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/12/2012)

Migration imperative: Labourers are consistently deceived by recruitment agencies as the government sits idle, by Norma Kang Muico (kp 18/12/2012)

Reap the dividend: Nepal needs to prepare itself to reap the benefits of a falling dependency ratio, by Dhiraj Sharma Nyaupane (kp 17/12/2012)

Ministries zeroing in on 86 agents, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/12/2012)

Worker migration at half a million in 11 months: About 500,111 Nepali migrants took up foreign jobs in the review period (ht 15/12/2012)

Social security scheme: Govt urged to protect all labourers (kp 14/12/2012)

Women on the move: Female migrant workers are helping to improve the living standard of their families, by Renu Rajbhandari and Namita Nepal (kp 13/12/2012)

DoFE arrests illegal agents (ht 12/12/2012)

Mind the gap: As Nepal's population pyramid experiences a youth bulge, many young adults will simply have no jobs when they enter the labour market, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 07/12/2012)

1st job fair for disabled sew new opportunties, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 06/12/2012)

Nepali workers in Malaysia to receive pay raise in Jan, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 06/12/2012)

Outflow of migrant workers on the rise (ht 02/12/2012)

Three caught for forging documents (ht 01/12/2012)

‘Recruitment agencies must prioritise protection of migrants’ (ht 01/12/2012)

Int’l conference on migrant workers begins today (kp 27/11/2012), Clarion call to safeguard migrant workers’ rights (kp 27/11/2012), Kathmandu Resolution on migrant workers (kp 28/11/2012), Rights and prejudice: Conference on protecting the rights of migrant workers failed to deliver (kp 30/11/2012)

One-fourth migrants rejoin foreign jobs (ht 27/11/2012)

Girl power(less)? Gender bias at work, by Sumesh Shiwakoty (rep 27/11/2012)

Maid in Arabia: The age ban on women migrants is not only hurting women but also Nepal’s GDP, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/11/2012)

Consultation on streamlining labour migration concludes (ht 25/11/2012)

Worker migration drops in festive season: Malaysia displaces Qatar to become top worker hiring destination (ht 23/11/2012)

High level consultation on streamlining labour migration concludes (nn 23/11/2012)

Lift the ban: The restriction on women seeking foreign employment is not working (kp 21/11/2012)

S Arabia to reduce foreign workers: The move will hit Nepali migrant workers hard as it is the third most preferred destination (ht 20/11/2012)

South Korea wants 6,000 Nepalis in EPS roster to re-register (nn 20/11/2012)

Women’s migration booms despite age bar: About 6,184 Nepali women migrants joined foreign jobs in first three months of current fiscal (ht 19/11/2012)

Lost generation: Youth and unemployment, by Murari Sharma (rep 18/11/2012)

Report from the field: Jobless youths are wandering around looking for work while farms suffer from labour shortage, by Ramesh Deshar (kp 14/11/2012)

NAFEA urges govt to introduce standard operating procedure, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 13/11/2012)

Fraud in outsourcing sector increases (ht 13/11/2012)

Stemming the tide: Curbing labor migration, by Stuti Basnyet (rep 11/11/2012)

Migrant departures via 3rd countries worry govt, firms, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 09/11/2012)

Govt vows fair play as 59 companies eye licences (kp 07/11/2012)

The chill wind of overseas employment, by Karishma Wasti (kp 06/11/2012)

Whither state ownership?, by Sanjay Sharma (kp 06/11/2012)

Performance based incentive in foreign employment soon (ht 06/11/2012)

Drive to legalise: Scheme to provide documents to migrant workers will help assert rights (kp 06/10/2012)

Govt to ink labour pacts with six countries, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/11/2012)

Number of Nepalis flying overseas for jobs down by 10 pc (nn 05/11/2012)

Govt fixes wage for UAE bound workers (ht 05/11/2012)

Unfair levy gets poor migrant workers poorer, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/11/2012)

Migrant worker departures up 19pc in Q1 (kp 02/11/2012), Workers migration witnesses a boom: About 49,198 workers joined foreign jobs in mid-October (ht 02/11/2012)

Legalisation scheme needs to be liberal: Illegal migrant workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 01/11/2012)

Migrants spending about Rs 59.93 billion for jobs: Processing costs 16 pc of income, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 31/10/2012), Shocking fees (ht 01/11/2012)

Agency agreement to be implemented: The agency agreement would reduce chances of fraud besides preventing women workers from being put in danger, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/10/2012)

Foreign Employment Company: ‘Transparency must before registering new companies’, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 28/10/2012)

Millions swindled from Nepali youth, by Mahesh Acharya (kp 22/10/2012)

Work permit to workers going Afghanistan for second time (kp 20/10/2012)

EIC to offer online job registration (ht 19/10/2012)

‘Social security must for migrant workers’ (ht 19/10/2012)

Task force presents report on foreign employment (ht 11/10/2012)

‘Outsourcers need to be responsible towards workers’ (ht 11/10/2012)

Country facing serious outflow of human resources: Experts attribute brain drain to unemployment, lower wages, inflation and changing lifestyle, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 10/10/2012)

Standard Operating Procedure to cut red tape for migrant workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/10/2012)

obs are a cornerstone of development: WB; Government’s failure in generating enough employment forcing people to flock to Gulf, Malaysia (ht 02/10/2012)

MoLE scraps licences of 265 manpower cos, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/09/2012)

"Ministry To Contain Foreign Job Fraud", interview with Som Lal Subedi (sp 28/09/2012)

‘Online system’ planned to bridge communication gap (kp 22/09/2012)

Outsourcers oppose reform plan (ht 22/09/2012)

Worker migration sees a drop Malaysia becomes top hiring destination (ht 20/09/2012)

Create job opportunities, engineers plead with govt (kp 18/09/2012)

Grief is for the rich: Hundreds of Nepalis are migrating abroad every day in search of work, but poor and uneducated, they remain painfully unaware of the harsh conditions that foreign lands can present, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/09/2012)

Worries as more migrant workers leaving via India, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/09/2012)

Migrant workers denied gratuity and leave pay (kp 10/09/2012)

Migrant injuries, fatalities bring home Rs 200m in compensation, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 08/09/2012)

Immigration dept halts ‘visit visa’ travel to Gulf (kp 05/09/2012)

More foreign job seekers falling victim to TIA nexus, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/09/2012)

Nepali copy of contract papers for outbound workers a must (kp 01/09/2012)

Exploitation, meagre wages add to migrant workers’ woes Disparity between wage and departure costs major factor, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/08/2012)

Contracts in Nepali must for migrants: New provision to be implemented at TIA from Friday (ht 30/08/2012)

Nepal to take part in ‘Green Jobs’ (ht 29/08/2012)

Foreign employment: Govt cracks down on ‘unholy nexus’ at TIA (kp 25/08/2012)

Tighter controls over overseas jobs on cards, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 25/08/2012)

45k migrant workers depart in first month (kp 24/08/2012), Foreign job-seekers decrease: Women migrants’ number plunge (ht 24/08/2012)

Managing migrants: To stop unscrupulous manpower companies, Nepal should form new body to handle all migration-related activity, by Rishi Adhikari (kp 19/08/2012)

Agents help women get foreign jobs: Outsourcers reluctant to take responsibility of housemaids (ht 18/08/2012)

Failure to utilise welfare funds adds to migrant workers’ woes, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 17/08/2012)

Govt devising measures to curb anomalies in foreign employment, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/08/2012)

Let women work in Gulf, HRW tells govt (kp 15/08/2012), Ban on young women migrants concerns HRW (ht 15/08/2012), Rights curtailed: A blanket ban on women to work in the Gulf is not a solution to their exploitation (kp 16/08/2012)

Call to create jobs at home for growth (ht 14/08/2012)

Dept fails to identify new job markets (ht 10/08/2012)

Age bar set for women going to Gulf for work (ht 09/08/2012), ‘Age limit only for domestic workers’: Provision in offing to bar sending of female foreign job seekers through personal contacts (kp 10/08/2012), Age bar on migrant maids draws rights flak (ht 10/08/2012)

Higher commission pushes up service charge for Malaysia-bound workers, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 07/08/2012)

Jhapa tops worker migration list, shows data (ht 06/08/2012)

Youth self employment programme in all 75 districts (nn 05/08/2012)

One third migrant deaths caused by misreporting (kp 04/08/2012)

Malaysia-bound migrant workers ‘paying high fees’, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/08/2012)

Migrant labour: Leaving behind economic lethargy?, by Ajita Singh (ht 02/08/2012)

Promises to keep: Plight of women migrants (rep 01/08/2012)

Job seekers let their mouse do the walking, by Chandiraj Dahal (kp 26/07/2012)

Worker migration doubles in last five years (ht 23/07/2012)

Foreign employment: New passport stickers helping curb forgery, by Mahesh Acharya (kp 19/07/2012)

Qatar is top hirer of Nepali migrant workers (kp 18/07/2012)

Of nepalis, afghan dreams & the ban in place, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 17/07/2012)

Nearly 4,00,000 Nepali youths abroad looking for better employment opportunities (nn 17/07/2012)

Govt registers 54,442 jobless youths, by Yadav Joshi (ht 16/07/2012)

Tackling joblessness, by Rebanta Bahadur K.C. (rep 16/07/2012)

Outsourcing agencies swindle Rs 1bn (ht 13/07/2012)

Focus on industrial climate: Agree on better employer-labour relations in the country (ht 12/07/2012)

Amendment to Labour Act sought (kp 10/07/2012)

Govt plans to expand scope of Employment Information Centres (kp 07/07/2012)

Govt exploring potentialdomestic job sectors (ht 07/07/2012)

Chinese ventures generate more employment (ht 07/07/2012)

Govt fails to generate jobs for rural poor Progress in decent work for women migrants, controlling fraud, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 03/07/2012)

Diplomacy for migrant worker, by Surya Nath Mishra (kp 01/07/2012)

Vocational training triples earnings: Survey (rep 30/06/2012)

Demand for workers strong in Gulf: Study (kp 29/06/2012)

Understanding unemployment: Labor market reforms, by Shaleen Khanal (rep 27/06/2012)

About half a million leave this fiscal (kp 24/06/2012), Worker migration sets new record (ht 25/06/2012), Number of Nepalis going for overseas job increases by 13 pc (nn 25/06/2012)

Employment fund creates 44,000 jobs in four years (ht 24/06/2012)

Nepali workers suffer due to cultural gaps: Outsourcing agents to blame for workers’ woes in Gulf (ht 24/06/2012)

Toll-free service for migrant workers: Expected to be crucial in addressing their grievances (ht 22/06/2012)

Saved by the booth, by Manisha Neupane (kp 16/06/2012)

Govt gearing up to sign labour pacts with four more countries (kp 15/06/2012)

Overseas jobs beckon four lakhs in 10 months of this fiscal, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 12/06/2012)

Number of outbound workers up (kp 21/05/2012)

Jobs galore for far west workers as workforce scarcity hits east, by Amar Khadka (rep 18/05/22)

Work on it: Employment Guarantee Act, by Chandan Sapkota (rep 16/05/2012)

S Arabia topples Qatar as top hiring destination (ht 16/05/2012)

Changes at DoFE relieve foreign job seekers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 13/05/2012)

Govt to fix minimum pay for migrant workers (kp 11/05/2012)

FEPB provides relief to affected families (ht 10/05/2012)

Kathmandu generates highest jobs, WB report shows (ht 09/05/2012)

Labour shortage hits small businesses (ht 27/04/2012)

Educated, but unskilled: New Nepal needs to have a consciously skill-centric focus on creating and sustaining jobs, by Ashutosh Twari (nt 27/04/2012)

Youth leaders unite to generate employment (ht 26/04/2012)

Undermanned DoFE gets 27 more staffers (kp 25/04/2012)

Migrant workers’ departure rises 18.27pc, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 24/04/2012)

DoFE developing software to guard gullible workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/04/2012)

Promoting The Merit System, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 19/04/2012)

New job portal launched (kp 18/04/2012)

Migrant workers pay more for joining jobs in Israel (ht 16/04/2012)

Bhattarai govt injecting energy into foreign employment sector, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 10/04/2012)

Migration bleeding country, say experts (ht 10/04/2012)

Job creation biggest challenge for country: FNCCI (rep 07/04/2012)

Tourism created 3.3 percent of all jobs in Nepal in 2011, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/04/20112)

Treat them with respect, by Shyam K.C. (rn 03/04/2012)

Labor shortage hits tea estates, by Raju Adhikari (rep 01/04/2012)

Fraudsters taking migrant workers for a ride as DoFE undermanned, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/03/2012)

Govt registers 36,896 jobless in three yearsPrime Minister’s initiative fails to attract unemployed youth (ht 24/03/2012)

Womanpower: Migration should be a choice, not a compulsion, by Rubeena Mahato (nt 23/03/2012)

AI launches drive to highlight migrant workers’ plight (kp 22/03/2012)

Agents cheating foreign job seekers: Govt to register returning migrant workers (ht 22/03/2012)

Nepalis now looking beyond Mid-east and Malaysia (kp 22/03/2012)

Young and restless, by Pragya Koirala (rep 17/03/2012)

Handful of takers for low-paying jobs in Gulf, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 17/03/2012)

Migrant workers demand Rs 686m damages (kp 05/03/2012), Risky business: Migration needs better regulation and security (kp 06/03/2012)

Govt brings foreign job policy Safe migration, productive use of remittance in focus (ht 03/03/2012)

Government plans grading of manpower companies, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 24/02/2012)

Bill to guarantee jobs on cards, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 24/02/2012)

Re-registration of migrantworkers declines (ht 24/02/2012)

Government succour for migrant workers soon, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 22/02/2012)

Foreign job market shrinks (ht 21/02/2012)

Migrant worker fund lies unused: Only urgent costs met; Plan fails to take off, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/02/2012)

Govt working on foreign employment policy, by Purna Chandra Bhattarai (kp 08/02/2012)

Manpower firms droppingout of JITCO scheme (kp 02/02/2012)

Evolution Of Foreign Jobs, by Bhimsen Thapaliya (rn 01/02/2012)

About half a million Nepalis join foreign jobsMocking govt’s plan to create equal number of employment, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 31/01/2012)

Repeat migrant workers account for half of worker departures (kp 27/01/2012)

Workers migration grow by 13.63pc (ht 26/01/2012)

Govt mulls job guarantee for poor, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 20/01/2012)

UK pledges 230,000 direct jobs within 4 years (rep 20/01/2012)

NAFEA warns to not send workers to Saudi Arabia (rep 12/01/2012)

1,357 migrant workers ‘died’ in 3-and-a-half yrs: Survey finds a significant number of deaths could have been avoided, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/01/2012)

Foreign employment insurance raised up to Rs 685k (kp 11/01/2012)

Labour Reform Package likely to be delayed (kp 10/01/2012)

Migrant workers’ trafficking up: Cross border agents fuel illegal outflow: Envoy (ht 09/01/2012)

Foreign workers’ monitoring underway; results zilch (kp 07/01/2012)

Nepali migrants exposed to heat of Arab uprising (kp 06/01/2012)

Youth self-employment fund faces two-pronged problem (rep 05/01/2012), BFIs that misused YSESF funds to face action (rep 07/01/2012)

Labor Information Centers (rep 05/01/2012)

2.5 million Nepali youths abroad in search of jobs (nn 04/01/2012)

New career opportunities emerge in banking, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/01/2012)

Directive to launch employment-matchmaking program ready (rep 03/01/2011)

Worker departures down 23 percent (kp 02/01/2012)

Workers’ migration drops: Only 18,784 joined foreign jobs in Mangsir (ht 29/12/2011)

No govt initiative to open Hong Kong to Nepali workers yet (rep 25/12/2011)

Online registration, system on the cards: Now, aspirants may not have to go thru agents, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 24/12/2011)

Outsourcers oppose service fee: Some agreed to send workers to Israel for Rs 75,000 (ht 22/12/2011)

Free training to be provided to aspiring domestic helpers (kp 19/12/2011)

Minister Giri vows to record migrants (ht 19/12/2011)

Empowering the invisible, by Rachana Chhetri (kp 17/12/2011)

Fraud cases in foreign employment go up (kp 17/12/2011)

Is foreign employment safe, secure for women? (rn 17/12/2011)

Call to structural reform in foreign employment dept (ht 17/12/2011

Youth Self-Employment Programme: Tall target, results unsatisfactory (kp 16/12/2011)

Nepali migrant workers struck by wanderlust, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 14/12/2011)

Nepal: Protect Nepalese migrants from ‘false promises’ of work abroad (Amnesty International 12/12/2011) [see also video], Amnesty asks Nepal govt to protect its migrant workers (nn 13/12/2011), De facto ban on women workers still in place: AI report (rep 14/12/2011), Migrant workers suffer at hands of dishonest recruitment agents (kp 14/12/2011), AI urges govt to protect migrant workers (ht 14/12/2011)

Resource shortage hits foreign worker monitoring (ht 09/12/2011)

Manpower agencies struggle as Qatar beckons, by Om Astha Rai (rep 08/12/2011)

Youth Self-Employment Programme suspended (ht 05/12/2011), Employment scheme for youth off track: Draws flak for disbursing loans without proper monitoring and records, by Rudra Pangeni (ht 07/12/2011)

Malaysia to topple Qatar to regain top hiring destination status: Plans to hire over one lakh Nepalis, offer best salary among popular foreign job markets (ht 05/12/2011)

Govt to hike migrant workers’ salary (ht 02/12/2011)

Govt to introduce unemployment insurance scheme (kp 30/11/2011)

Duped workers return; ask agent for compensation, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/11/2011)

Workers’ outflow posts record (ht 23/11/2011)

Permit for foreign workers: Plan implementation hits funds-crunch hurdle (kp 17/11/2011)

206 manpower agencies authorised to send Nepali workers to Israel (kp 14/11/2011), Outsourcing agents for Israel bilking job aspirants: Charging thrice the govt-prescribed fee (ht 14/11/2011)

Qatar becomes biggest employer of Nepali migrant workers, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 08/11/2011)

Govt seeks employers help to create job database (rep 05/11/2011)

Govt appoints six labour attachés after MoFA nod (kp 05/11/2011)

US firms bullish on Nepali IT sector but wary of attrition, by Samiksha Koirala (rep 05/11/2011)

NPC approves the first draft: Poor adults likely to get jobs within next fiscal (kp 03/11/2011)

Govt to allow sending female workers to Israel (kp 01/11/2011)

Rising jobless rate pushes workers migration to six times (ht 31/10/2011)

Online foreign job permit soon (ht 30/10/2011)

Govt preparing to provide jobs to unemployed youths (nn 30/10/2011)

Taskforce suggests installing CCTVs at Department of Foreign Employment, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 27/10/2011), Govt to launch on-site monitoring of foreign employment agencies, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 31/10/2011)

Workers migration booms in last decade (ht 27/10/2011)

Govt to begin job placement within this FY (kp 26/10/2011)

Nepali aspirants for overseas job increases by 40 pc (nn 26/10/2011)

Outflow of migrant workers slows: Due to festive season Ashwin witnessed drop by 29.69 per cent (ht 25/10/2011), Institutional departure of migrant workers down 12.28 percent (kp 26/10/2011)

Job guarantee plan for rural poor (kp 20/10/2011)

Redeeming foreign employment, by Bishal Bhattarai (rep 19/10/2011)

Govt fixes rates for foreign employment insurance (rep 18/10/2011)

Prime Minister vows to generate jobs: Plans to create 400,000 to 500,000 jobs and increase per capita income to $3,000 (ht 13/10/2011)

Give foreign employment its due (rep 27/09/2011)

Outflow of migrant workers slows down (ht 24/09/2011)

Individual migrant worker departures soar four-fold  (kp 22/09/2011)

Ministries ignore MoLTM plea for foreign workers' info, by Ashok Thapa (rep 19/09/2011)

Of will and force: Migrants leave when survival becomes a challenge, and Nepal is no exception, by Gaurav K.C. (kp 18/09/2011)

No changes in overseas job markets in a decade: Experts urge government to find new job markets beyond Gulf countries and Malaysia (ht 16/09/2011)

The target paradox: The mass movement of young Nepali workers to foreign countries is no cause for pride, given that it only points towards the dismal state of employment generation within the country, by Mahesh Paudyal (kp 10/09/2011)

Workshop on Kafala system (kp 06/09/2011)

Palpa industries facing shortage of workforce as youths opt for foreign employment (nn 01/09/2011)

Half of households have one member abroad: Due to rising unemployment coupled with militant trade unions, workers outflow increases (ht 29/08/2011)

Govt to guarantee jobs to poor, by Ashok Thapa (rep 10/08/2011)

Scourge Of Unemployment, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 08/08/2011)

Free visa, free visa! Migrant labourers are getting a raw deal. But, apparently, it’s still better than home, by Gaurav K.C. (kp 31/07/2011)

Almost four-lakh Nepalis join foreign jobs last fiscal year (ht 28/07/2011)

High-level teams to visit labour destinations (kp 27/07/2011)

Cheated migrant workers return home empty-handed (nn 26/07/2011)

Departure of Nepalis for overseas jobs up by 20 pc (nn 26/07/2011)

Over 50,000 appear in KLT: Rising migrant outflow to increase remittance inflow this fiscal (ht 24/07/2011)

Worker departures reach all-time hight (kp 23/07/2011)

Data of returning migrant workers to be collected (kp 13/07/2011), Returning migrant workers freed of paperwork, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 14/07/2011)

'Appointment of new labor attaches will be wrong' (rep 11/07/2011)

Job agencies accused of fraud to be scrutinised (kp 11/07/2011)

Ruined aspirations, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 09/07/2011)

Tougher work permit policy on cards, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 06/07/2011)

Organisations with foreign workers to be monitored (kp 02/07/2011)

More Nepali workers falling prey to cheating agents, by Dinesh Regmi (kp 01/07/2011)

Foreign employment bond fails second year in a row, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/06/2011)

Govt planning to set up job exchange service (kp 26/06/2011)

Over 2,000 line up for 120 brief jobs (ht 26/06/2011)

Work permit notice stirs employers into action, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 25/06/2011)

1,300 plus workers off to foreign lands daily (kp 20/06/2011), Migrant workers outflow hits record (ht 20/06/2011), ‘Retain unemployed youth in country (ht 20/06/2011), Nepali aspirants to overseas job up by over 18 pc (nn 20/06/2011)

Safe, productive, decent overseas job urged for migrant workers (nn 16/06/2011)

Govt set to crack down on illegal foreign workers, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 02/06/2011)

Govt introduces new regulation for employment in Qatar (nn 30/05/2011)

Migrant worker departures up 17pc (kp 24/05/2011)

Billions spend for overseas job: Over Rs 23 billion spent on pre-departure for overseas job yearly, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 23/05/2011)

New skill-testing authority to help job-seekers (ht 21/05/2011)

Migration, a win-win Approach: A multitude of actors must unite to tackle the problems of labour migration, by Gaurav K.C. (kp 20/05/2011)

Foreign jobs up 15.5pc in Chaitra (ht 01/05/2011)

Migrant worker departure up 19pc (kp 21/04/2011), Nepali workers opting for foreign employment surge by 20 pc (nn 21/04/2011)

Women cell established to address woes of women migrant workers (nn 19/04/2011)

Govt doles out Rs. 30 m to families of 306 departed migrant workers (nn 14/04/2011)

Foreign employment mired in frauds (ht 10/04/2011)

Lost to the blues (kp 30/03/2011)

Tackling Nepal's unemployment problem, by Mukhesh Khanal (rep 22/03/2011)

Travelling blind: Without proper orientation, many migrant workers don’t even know what to expect before they arrive in labour destinations, by Ramesh Deshar (kp 21/03/2011)

Tide ebbs by 11pc due to mideast unrest, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 21/03/2011)

Women workers: UNIFEM report falsifies govt claim (kp 18/03/2011)

Where the jobs are, by Rebanta Bahadur K.C. (kp 17/03/2011)

IT sector can become country's best job provider: Experts (nn 06/03/2011)

108 countries opened for Nepali workers, only 35 absorbing them (nn 23/02/2011)

No room for unskilled workers in Malaysia (ht 21/02/2011)

Youth Self-employment Programme in the soup (nn 21/02/2011)

Mothers at work: Discriminatory hiring practices keep women from entering the workforce, by Saloman Rajbanshi (kp 18/02/2011)

Overseas jobs drop 7.7 pc in Magh to 28,136 (ht 17/02/2011)

Study shows 68 percent of Nepali migrant workers are female (nn 15/02/2011)

Lost love for labor, by Paras Kharel (rep 10/02/2011)

Working On Migration, by Radha Poudel (sp 04/02/2011)

Govt looking for new job markets (ht 03/02/2011)

Lax monitoring of foreign employment gives rise to fraud (ht 31/01/2011)

Workers’ migration exceeds target: Government had a target of 135,000 workers for first half (ht 27/01/2011)

Women working abroad return for good: They make use of foreign-earned money to change their fortunes for ever (ht 27/01/2011)

Youth Self-employment Programme in limbo (nn 27/01/2011)

Manpower agencies mushrooming with rise in number of foreign job aspirants (nn 25/01/2011)

Migrant workers’: Departure up by 27.25 pc , by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 22/01/2011)

Job scheme set to make a comeback: It will have to cater to 20,000 youth seeking credit for this fiscal (kp 21/01/2011)

Qatar pips Malaysia in top workers’ destination list (ht 21/01/2011)

Demand for Nepali workers shifts gear from menial to skilled ones (ht 20/01/2011)

Janakpur tops in workers’ flight (ht 14/01/2011)

One-third job migration via individual contacts (ht 02/01/2011)

Understanding the Nepali exodus, by Jeevan Raj Sharma (rep 31/12/2010)

Number of migrant workers goes up by 27.5 percent (kp 22/12/2010)

Govt asked to implement its commitment on migrant workers (nn 21/12/2010)

Migration grows over 80-fold since 1993 (ht 19/12/2010)

‘Spend more on workers’ welfare’: Officials meet to discuss UN plan on migrant workers (ht 16/12/2010), Helping workers abroad: Himal Media's roundtable discussion on the challenges and issues of migrant labour (nt 17/12/2010)

Outflow of Nepali migrant workers up by 34 pc (nn 06/12/2010)

Nepali workers in demand: Current trend reveals that host countries more interested (ht 30/11/2010)

Govt annuls license of 214 overseas manpower agencies (nn 30/11/2010)

Govt supports 179 migrant workers: 143 contributors and 36 non-contributors benefit (ht 25/11/2010)

Serious concern over illegal foreign workers (ht 22/11/2010)

Outflow of workers exceeds target: 23,809 Nepalis joined foreign jobs in first four months of fiscal year (ht 20/11/2010), Migrant workers up (kp 22/11/2010)

New migration may not grow right away 2,94,094 workers left for overseas employment in the last fiscal year (ht 15/11/2010)

Law for migrant workers to change (ht 15/11/2010)

Women only 2.35 per cent in foreign jobs (ht 12/11/2010)

Significant rise in outflow of Nepali workers (nn 03/11/2010)

Foreign employment woes: Elite panel proposes amendment to law (kp 02/11/2010)

Stern rules: in offing to regulate employment in Gulf (kp 31/10/2010)

Govt fixes processing charges for overseas job (nn 26/10/2010)

Foreign employment policy on anvil (nn 22/10/2010)

Outsourcer opposes migrant smart card (ht 20/10/2010), Agents dismiss govt plan to issue ID cards for migrant workers (nn 20/10/2010)

People opting for foreign employment being increasingly duped (nn 12/10/2010)

‘Migrant workers must follow ethics’ (ht 28/09/2010)

Departures down: Passport hassles and approaching festivals slow down outbound labour migration (kp 27/09/2010)

Nepal goes overseas: Luxury cruise ships increasingly have crew members from Nepal, by Dambar Krishna Shrestha (nt 24/09/2010)

Rs 212 m for migrant workers’ welfare Scholarships for their children as well, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 13/09/2010)

Overseas employment problems, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 05/09/2010)

Labour Ministry ready to resolve problems of Nepali migrant workers (nn 03/09/2010)

Labour pain: Our labour diplomacy is conspicuous by its absence as thousands of Nepalis continue to work in dangerous conditions, by Bishal Bhattarai (kp 31/08/2010)

Migrant workforce hits roadblock, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 30/08/2010)

Smart card ID draws flak (kp 28/08/2010)

Getting migration right: The key is to empower individuals so that every step of the process is driven by their own informed decisions, by Aya Tasaki (kp 26/08/2010)

Overseas jobs market shrinks (ht 23/08/2010), Outflow of Nepali migrant workers declines (nn 23/08/2010), Less outbound labour (kp 24/08/2010)

Redress these, says House panel (kp 20/08/2010)

Only few women migrant workers recorded (ht 17/08/2010)

Algeria added as a new destination for workers (ht 12/08/2010)

Half of the population unemployed: As a result, the number of migrant workers has grown tremendously (ht 11/08/2010)

'Ban individual contracts to Gulf' (ht 10/08/2010)

Curious Nepali workers queue up for Iraqi jobs (ht 06/08/2010)

Foreign job scams worth Rs 348m (ht 30/07/2010)

Iraq ban likely to be off today (kp 27/07/2010), Govt to turn off Iraq ban switch: Travel mode to the war-ravaged country to get tighter (kp 28/07/2010), Iraq job door reopens: US military to probe scenario (kp 29/07/2010)

Poland to hire 400 workers (nn 26/07/2010)

‘Find new destinations for foreign job seekers’; Job makets to stay active: FEPB, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 24/07/2010)

Worker departures 294k last FY (kp 21/07/2010), Departures of Nepali workers soar by 35.42 percent (nn 21/07/2010), Foreign employment up 26 pc in 2009-10 (ht 22/07/2010), Right channels: Foreign employment is not going to stop, but it can be better managed (kp 22/07/2010)

Govt mulls identity cards for migrant workers (kp 16/07/2010), Govt to introduce identity cards for migrant workers (nn 16/07/2010)

391 Nepali workers have died abroad in one year (nn 16/07/2010)

Three million Nepali youths toiling in foreign lands (nn 15/07/2010)

Beyond remittance: The government should work to ensure the rights of Nepali migrant workers overseas, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 11/07/2010)

Migration abates (ht 04/07/2010), Job aspirants heading overseas declines (nn 04/07/2010)

Prioritise foreign employment (ht 02/07/2010)

The migration story: Another facet, by Binod Bhattarai (ht 28/06/2010)

FEPB spends Rs 65 million on migrant workers’ welfare (ht 27/06/2010)

DoFE to open 5 branches (ht 26/06/2010)

Number of outbound workers sets record: 31,636 Nepalis go abroad in a month, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 22/06/2010)

Hello Kitty salvation: Because of Taukay Politics, our best and brightest can only dream of going to work in a plastic factory in Korea, by Sushma Joshi (kp 20/06/2010), Unemployment vs foreign employment, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 20/06/2010), Politics of poverty, by Ameet Dhakal (rep 22/06/2010)

Youth migrating, elders only hope Officials keep mum even as workers’migration continues unabated (ht 19/06/2010), For food, locals go to work for NGOs, by Dikshya Singh (ht 19/06/2010)

Vacancy, Nepal: What does work mean for Nepalis?, by Artha Beed (nt 18/06/2010)

Foreign employment (rep 17/06/2010)

Schemes for migrant workers on the anvil, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 11/06/2010), Regulating foreign employment (rep 11/06/2010)

Call to tie up EIC with employment Linking job with centre key (ht 24/05/2010)

Migrant workers’ departure rises (kp 21/05/2010)

Outsourcers take benfits of lack of jobs at home, charge double (ht 17/05/2010)

Strike affects foreign employment (kp 07/05/2010)

Youth at work: The self-employment plan was designed to generate jobs through micro enterprises, by Uma Shankar Prasad (kp 26/04/2010)

Fraud cases lesser in foreign employment (ht 26/04/2010)

Over two dozen women leave country every day (ht 23/04/2010)

Manpower agencies decry GAMCA monopoly (ht 20/04/2010)

Foreign employment market sees recovery (nn 19/04/2010), More labourers outbound (kp 21/04/2010), Nepali workers seeking work abroad up by 63.29 percent in mid-April (nn 21/04/2010)

NFEEA all set to elect its new executive committee (nn 06/04/2010)

Hard labour: Existing laws have not been enough to protect Nepali women abroad (kp 05/04/2010)

Proper papers best shield for workers abroad (ht 01/04/2010)

Teams to work on Employment Guarantee Act (ht 25/03/2010)

Govt urged to ensure migrant workers safety (ht 25/03/2010), Amnesty International asks govt to ensure safety of workers (nn 25/03/2010)

Departures of migrant workers down 18pc (kp 22/03/2010)

Fraud rising in foreign employment (ht 19/03/2010)

EPS SKorea again hiring workers (ht 19/03/2010)

Workers migration trend back on track (ht 18/03/2010)

Any qualified person can apply for jobs in Mauritius (kp 18/03/2010)

Lebanon to reopen for jobseekers (kp 16/03/2010)

Outflow of Nepali workers declines by 11.7 pc (nn 15/03/2010)

Malaysia calls for housemaids (ht 13/03/2010)

Youth employment fund remains unutilised for over a year (rn 13/03/2010)

MRC disseminating info on foreign employment (kp 12/03/2010)

New destination (ht 10/03/2010), Nepal gets job offers from Papua New Guinea (ht 12/03/2010)

FEPB to offer scholarships (kp 04/03/2010)

Migration Resource Center to open soon (nn 21/02/2010)

Malaysia to regain top post as destination country (ht 19/02/2010)

More migrant workers getting jobs abroad (ht 18/02/2010)

'RAP has provided employment to 47,000 poeple' (nn 15/02/2010)

Course set for Japan-bound workers (kp 14/02/2010)

Foreign employment rules to be amended (kp 12/02/2010), Govt mulling to amend Foreign Employment Regulation (nn 12/02/2010)

Khadgi recounts harrowing tale (ht 04/02/2010)

Info centre for migrant workers to be set up (kp 03/02/2010)

Foreign employment up as financial crisis eases (kp 27/01/2010)

Blanket ban on foreign employment via India, by Anil Giri (kp 26/01/2010)

Hurdles force govt to revise FER, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 04/01/2010)

Ministry of Labour and Transport Management (MoLTM)

Jobs First, a website offering employment opportunities

Rojgari, a job portal

Growth job online, a job portal

Amnesty International. The dark side of migration: Spotlight on Qatar's construction sector ahead of the world cup, London: AI, 18 November 2013

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