Al-Rajhi announces Saudization in malls; creation of 51;000 new jobs

Minister Al-Rajhi announces Saudization of remote customer service jobs

Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Eng. Ahmed Al-Rajhi announced the Saudization of most jobs in closed commercial complexes (malls). Al-Rajhi issued three ministerial decisions to Saudize a number of activities and professions in the labor market that aim to create 51;000 jobs for Saudis.

The first decision is also limiting jobs to Saudis in all activities and professions in malls; as well as at mall management offices; excluding a limited number of activities and professions.

Not only but also; the second decision is to increase the rate of Saudization; in the sales outlets of restaurants and cafes in accordance with their classifications and required percentages; specified in the procedural guide issued in this regard.

The third decision also involves increasing the Saudization rates in the major central supply market outlets in accordance with their classifications; professions; and the required percentages and phases of Saudization specified in the procedural guide issued along with the decision.

The new ministerial in reality decisions are expected to create as many as 51;000 for Saudi men and women.

The ministry additionally stressed the need to adhere to its decisions by the commercial establishments so as in order to avoid facing penalties in the event of violations. The employers can have the detailed information regarding these decisions from the ministry’s website.