Saudi Arabia to localize 6 major sectors; Aims to create 40,000 jobs

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Saudi Arabia has stated that it will Saudize six main sectors, with the goal of creating 40,000 new jobs for the citizens.

Eng. Ahmed Al-Rajhi, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) said that these professions and activities include legal consultancy, lawyer’s offices, customs clearance, real estate activities, cinema sector, driving schools, as well as technical and engineering professions.

Ahmed Al-Rajhi
Eng. Ahmed Al-Rajhi
Minister of Human Resources & Social Development
Saudi Arabia

“The ministry’s aim for this year is to create more than 203,000 employment. The issuance of the new ministerial decisions comes as a continuation of the ministry’s strategy to enable Saudi cadres to secure very good jobs, as well as to provide an attractive and stimulating work environment that are instrumental in attracting more sons and daughters of the country to work in the private sector, and eventually increase their participation in the labor market.”

Further, Mr. Al-Rajhi referred to the partners in various institutions that worked with the ministry in complete harmony, and with productive cooperation to organize and develop the labor market, as well as to improve its efficiency, and increase productivity.

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has issued several decisions regarding the Saudization of more sectors, including malls, restaurants and cafes, central catering markets, and educational professions in the private sector.

The ministry has issued Saudization decisions to assist businesses and job seekers in accordance with the organized mechanisms and a specific period and target specific professions in critical sectors, such as dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, and accounting. “It includes specific jobs, leadership, and supervisory jobs, sustainable jobs with growth and development, and jobs for which high-level technical skills are required,” as per the reports.

These decisions contribute to increasing the participation of national cadres in the Saudi labor market and opening more qualitative and stable job opportunities for young Saudi men and women.

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