Saudi Arabia to localize jobs in restaurants, malls, education

Saudi Arabia to localize jobs in restaurants, malls, education
Kingdom Center in Saudi Arabia's capital city of Riyadh. (Hala AlGhanim on Unsplash)

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Saudi government will soon localize professions in restaurants, cafes, hypermarkets and malls, as well as in the education sectors, Saudi Gazette reported.

Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi said that the number of young Saudi men and women who entered the labor market in January exceeded 28,000.

“We are targeting all sectors, activities, and professions, and we will invest in all opportunities so as to enable the sons and daughters of the country to take up jobs. We will soon implement a decision to localize the legal and educational professions also,” Al-Rajhi made the remarks during his meeting with members of the National Committee for Contractors and the National Committee for Consulting Professions.

“A study has been completed to improve the status of occupational security and safety personnel working on company contracts in ministries and quasi-governmental entities, in addition to contractors with the private sector and set a minimum wage for them,” he said.

The minister pointed out that the Saudization initiatives and programs in the year 2019-2020 have achieved excellent results, as more than 420,000 citizens have joined the labor market.

“The number of Saudis who joined the labor market in January exceeded 28,000 young men and women, through the branches of HADAF and TAQAT employment centers and employment support and empowerment programs,” he added.

Reporting by Indonesia Window

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