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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

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 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

Cost of hiring Sri Lankan maids ‘unreasonably high’ – Arab News

Several Saudi citizens have decried an exorbitant hike in recruitment charges by the Sri Lankan manpower recruitment offices and middlemen. They noted that the recruitment offices have raised the charges for hiring housemaids from $3,000 to about $4,000, and that was in clear violation of the agreements signed earlier between the two countries. The citizens … Continue reading

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