Saudisation: No More Expats in Sales Jobs

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development will start implementing Saudization in five key sectors from Jan. 7 (Jamad Al-Awwal 1). It announced on Sunday that it would be providing citizens with job opportunities in an attempt to reduce unemployment.

The job opportunities will be in sales roles, including medical equipment stores, construction and building materials shops, car spare parts shops, carpet shops and sweets shops, according to Saudi state news agency, SPA.

The initiative is expected to go into force on Monday and will target retail work to increase employment of Saudis.

Inspectors, both male and female, from the ministry will start raids on these shops and punitive measures will be taken against the violators.

Source Credit: Arab News