Ministry of Labor starts secret cell phone shop inspections

CONSTANT VIGILANCE: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development’s direct and secret inspections on all facilities are constantly monitoring violations and imposing penalties on violators. (SPA)
Updated 17 September 2016
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Ministry of Labor starts secret cell phone shop inspections

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development confirmed it has directed secret inspections on mobile phone sale and maintenance facilities to monitor violations, and to impose punishments on violators.

The ministry has also enhanced its community partnership through reporting violations of the labor market, including Saudization irregularities in the telecommunications sector, by calling its unified customer service number 19911, or through the website “Together to monitor.” The reports will be checked immediately in order to improve, develop and control the labor market environment.
Ministry of Labor and Social Development spokesman Khalid Aba Al-Khail said that hiring foreigners in the field of sales and maintenance of mobile phones makes owners of these shops subject to statutory penalties.
He confirmed, “The ministry’s direct and secret inspections on all facilities are constantly monitoring violations and imposing penalties on violators. The ministry has allocated inspectors to carry out inspection tours on the telecommunication shops across the Kingdom.”
He pointed out that the ministry aims to regulate the sector and create job opportunities for Saudi males and females who wish to work in this activity. These professions provide appropriate financial returns and a stable job.
Aba Al-Khail stressed that “The ongoing inspection campaigns are carried out by the Ministries of Interior, Labor and Social Development, Municipal and Rural Affairs, Trade and Investment, and Communications and Information Technology. These bodies began their missions within the second phase of the ministerial order that confines working in telecom sector to Saudis by 100 percent which started on the first day of Dhul-Hijjah.”


Salman Khan, Cuba Gooding Jr. to host discussions during Saudi Film Festival

Updated 21 March 2019
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Salman Khan, Cuba Gooding Jr. to host discussions during Saudi Film Festival

  • The six-day celebration of cinema is organized by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts
  • The Sharqiah Season, the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment, will run until the end of the month

DHAHRAN: As part of Sharqiah Season in the Eastern Province, the fifth Saudi Film Festival will feature Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Indian superstar Salman Khan.
The six-day celebration of cinema is organized by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts (SASCA) in partnership with the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra).
Khan recently announced in a video message that he will visit Ithra on Sunday as a guest of the film festival.
“Hello Saudi Arabia, assalamu alaikum,” he said in the video. “See you at Ithra on the 24th of March, InshaAllah.”
The actor is best known for his performances in blockbuster Hindi flicks such as “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, “Ek Tha Tiger” and its sequel “Tiger Zinda Hai.”
In “An Evening with the Stars,” Khan will talk about his lengthy Bollywood career as both a film star and a producer.
He has starred in more than 80 Bollywood films, and has produced more than 30 via his production company Salman Khan Films.
On Monday, Gooding Jr. will take to the stage to discuss his 30 years of experience as an actor.
The American is best known for his performances in “Jerry Maguire”, “A Few Good Men” and “Men of Honor.”
Gooding Jr. has played more than 85 roles over the course of his career. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rod Tidwell in the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire.”
Tickets to both events, as well as for the film festival as a whole, are available on Ithra’s website.
The Sharqiah Season, the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment, will run until the end of the month, with more than 83 activities in nine cities.