Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Saudi government is intensifying the Saudization program in the employment sector, one of which only allowing nationals to work in driving schools, technical engineering, and customs clearance professions starting December 30.

The Saudization decision came within the announcement of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD). It has pointed out the localization of 20 professions and activities in several sectors, as it has created more than 378,000 jobs for job seekers during 2021.


The localization of customs clearance professions aims to raise the percentage of nationalization to 100 percent in the targeted professions, by targeting the localization of 2,000 jobs, which includes government relations officer, general manager, customs clearance clerk, translator, customs categorizer, and customs clearance broker.

According to the procedural manual for the localization of the driving schools professions, the monthly wage registered in the social insurance which is subject to subscription is required not to be less than the minimum wage of 5,000 Saudi riyal (some 1,300 U.S. dollars) in order for the Saudi employee to be calculated within the imposed Saudization percentage.

The MHRSD Fund called Hadaf has launched Training and Emiratization Support in Driving Schools Program, which seeks to train and qualify job seekers to practice the driving training profession and to operate 8,000 expected jobs in driving schools.


Saudization of technical engineering professions includes all professions classified as engineering technical professions according to the professional classification approved by the MHRSD.

The decision to Saudize the technical engineering professions applies to all private sector establishments in Saudi Arabia that employ five or more workers in the targeted technical engineering professions.

The Saudi technician who receives a wage of less than 5,000 riyal Saudi will not be calculated in the imposed localization percentage, which is one of its conditions.


Source: Saudi Gazette

Reporting by Indonesia Window


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