Saudi Arabia to Create 1.2m Jobs
Good news to Saudi Arabia locals as The Saudi Labour Ministry sets to create 1.2 million jobs for them by ending the domination of foreign workers in crucial occupations, as local media has reported on Monday.
“The goal of the programme is to cut unemployment among Saudi citizens and to ease the high demand for foreigners in important jobs in all sectors.
“This will be done through a nationwide training and other initiatives,’’ the local media said.
It noted that the ministry would restrict access to some jobs to only Saudis, especially in the business sector, such as those related to production, maintenance and manufacturing.
The ministry has recruited over 16,000 Saudi men and women in jobs related to selling and repairing mobile phones.
Report says in January, Saudi Arabia announced that 120 local engineers were sent to Britain for training.