Saudi Arabia announces the localization of new sectors


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Today, Thursday, the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development in Saudi Arabia, Engineer Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi, issued a decision to localize independent and seasonal entertainment cities and family entertainment centers by 70%, and to localize entertainment cities within closed commercial complexes by 100%, as of September 23, 2022.

The ministry said in a statement, that this decision comes from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development’s keenness to provide stimulating and productive job opportunities for male and female citizens in various regions of the Kingdom, raise the level of their participation in the labor market and enhance their contribution to the economic system.

The most prominent professions targeted in the decision are: (branch manager, department manager, department supervisor, assistant branch manager, accounting fund supervisor, customer service, sales specialist, marketing specialist).

The decision excluded a number of professions, most notably: (cleaning worker, loading and unloading worker, operators of quality games that require operators with competencies and specialized certificates), according to Al Arabiya Net.

With the decision, the ministry issued a procedural guide to inform employers and establishments, know the mechanism for calculating Emiratisation and the penalties stipulated for violators.


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