21 Jan '11, 1pm

17 employment agencies are reportedly raising the monthly salaries of Indonesian domestic helpers from $380 to $450.

Nation Employment, Best Home Employment Agency and Java Maids are among the agencies planning the wage increase. -- PHOTO: NP SEVENTEEN employment agencies are reportedly raising the monthly salaries of Indonesian domestic helpers from $380 to $450, starting this week. Nation Employment, Best Home Employment Agency and Java Maids are among the agencies planning the wage increase. Mr Desmond Chin, group director of Nation Employment, told The Straits Times that the companies believe doing so will help them secure better and more dedicated applicants. For a while now, the companies have been finding it difficult to attract quality workers. Many prefer to go to Hong Kong or Taiwan, where they are said to receive salaries of $650 and $800 respectively. While acknowledging that his company will 'definitely suffer a loss for one or two months', Mr Chin was confident that it woul...

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