Saudi Arabia

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Gulf Arabs states / One-Million Jobs Gap IMF says

One million nationals of oil-rich Gulf Arabs states may be jobless or seeking careers in a bloated public sector by 2018 unless measures are taken to create more private sector jobs, the International Monetary Fund said Continue reading

Saudi Arabia / 3M Expatriates Facing Redundancy

Saudi Arabian private companies who have not legalized the work status of their expatriate employees are planning to lay them off due to fears of expected raids by labor authorities. Some 3 million expatriate workers are threatened with redundancy. Many of these companies do not have the financial capability of transferring workers onto their sponsorships. … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia / Indian workers to be regularized

Indian workers who have travelled to Saudi Arabia legally will be allowed to regularise their visa status, get new jobs or to return home if they register voluntarily with the Saudi authorities during the three months grace period announced by the Kingdom, according to officials. This was among the issues discussed at the joint group … Continue reading

Europe / SABIC to cut over 1,000 jobs

Petrochemicals giant Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) has announced plans to cut about 1,050 jobs in Europe and close some operations as part of a restructuring operation brought about by a gloomy business outlook. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor via SABIC to cut over 1,000 jobs in Europe.

Europe / Sabic to Cut 1,050 Jobs

Saudi Basic Industries Corp., (SABIC) the world’s biggest petrochemicals maker, plans to cut about 1,050 positions and close some assets in Europe as the company responds to diminished demand. Saudi Basic Industries, also known as Sabic, has started talks with works councils and trade unions on the plan, it said in a statement today. The … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia / Half of firms not hiring enough nationals

Almost half of all companies in Saudi Arabia are failing to comply with rules on employment of citizens, a source at the kingdom’s Ministry of Labour was quoted as saying. Speaking to English language Arab News, the source said 48 percent of 248,828 firms based in the Gulf Arab state are currently classified in the … Continue reading

Talent War / Saudi Arabia Hiring Top Names in American Research

Two wealthy new Saudi research institutions focused on the kingdom’s energy future are on a hiring spree in the United States, luring away the president of Cal Tech and signing up advisors that include two influential energy market analysts, the CEO of one of Washington’s biggest think tanks and even MIT professor Ernest Moniz, President … Continue reading

Minimum wage set for Saudisation programme

Saudi Arabia has set a minimum wage of SAR3,000 (US$800) for employees to be considered Saudi nationals under the Gulf state’s Saudisation programme, the Ministry of Labour said. Saudi nationals earning SAR1,500 will be viewed as “half workers” under the Nitaqat programme while those earning less will not be included in saudisation quotas from February … Continue reading

86% jobs not suitable for Saudis says Labor Minister Adel Fakeih

Labor Minister Adel Fakeih said yesterday that 86 percent of jobs done by expatriates are not suitable for Saudis. However, he said the new Saudization drive was aimed at creating more jobs for two million unemployed citizens. Speaking to Al-Sharq daily, he said 85 percent of Saudi job seekers are women. “Moreover, 330,000 Saudis, who … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia – Hiring 500 staff nurses and 20 respiratory therapists

The Northern Mindanao Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration (POEA) Regional Extension Unit-10 has announced the immediate hiring of 500 staff nurses and 20 respiratory therapists for Saudi Arabia. The POEA 10 said that this will be a government-to-government hiring of female staff nurses and female respiratory therapists. Qualified applicants for both openings will have a … Continue reading

Middle East and North Africa – Bridging the Skills Gap

OFFICIALS hope a regional labour market study will help identify how to empower Bahrainis working in the private sector. Many are keen to bridge the gap between their qualifications and job requirements, according to the preliminary findings of a new research conducted by global human resources company Aon Hewitt. Said to be the largest study … Continue reading

Gulf hit by high youth unemployment: Saudi Arabia unemployment among the 15-19 age group is 27.3%

Gulf oil producers have one of the lowest joblessness rates in the world but unemployment among nationals, mainly the youth, remain a problem because of their heavy reliance on expatriates, according to Saudi bank study. Unemployment among native citizens in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the richest in the Arab world, has remained far … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia – Ministry warns employers: it is a violation of the Kingdom’s labor regulations to insist a woman should be unmarried

Ministry spokesman Hatab Al-Anazi said: “Some private companies are stipulating conditions such as a woman shall be recruited only if she is single or not pregnant if married. “It is against the regulations approved by the ministry.” Al-Anazi added the demand a woman worker should remain single is also against the Islamic law adopted by … Continue reading

Saudi women – More job opportunities

The Labor Ministry has issued four directives to increase job opportunities for Saudi women and to regulate women’s work in accordance with Shariah rules. New opportunities are available in sales, accounting, family areas of recreation centers and restaurant kitchens. Deputy Labor Minister Fahd Al-Takheefi said: “The new directives are not mandatory and employers have the … Continue reading

1,000 jobs for Irish in Middle East, says an international consultancy

A MAJOR international consultancy has up to 1,000 jobs available for highly qualified Irish construction staff as it ramps up its operations in the Middle East, which is enjoying a boom in infrastructure spending. Hyder Consulting, which already employs nearly 4,000 people in the UK, Germany, the Middle East and Asia, is attempting to hire … Continue reading

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