Riyadh - SPA
Human Resources Minister Issues 3 Decisions to Localize, Raise Localization Percentage in a Number of Professions
The Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Eng. Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi has issued three decisions to localize a number of activities and professions in the labor market.
The first decision included limiting work to Saudis in all activities and professions in malls and malls' management offices, with the exception of a limited number of activities and professions in these malls.
The second decision covered the increase in the rates of localization in restaurants and cafes according to percentages and requirements specified in the procedural guide issued with the decision.
The third decision included increasing localization rates in supermarkets in accordance with the definitions, professions, ratios, stages and requirements specified in the procedural guide issued with the decision.
The decisions are expected to provide 51,000 jobs for Saudi men and women. The Ministry stressed that commercial establishments should adhere to the decisions issued, in order to avoid penalties against violators, adding that employers can view the procedural guides for these decisions through the ministry's website.