Why Kingdom lacks workers?



Published — Thursday 6 December 2012

Last update 5 December 2012 10:19 pm

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This refers to the article by Dr. Saleh Sultan, “Ministry of Labor: The devil is in the details,” regarding the government decision to charge the private sector a fee of SR 2,400 annually for the employment of each non-Saudi citizen, if the number of expat employees exceed that of Saudis.
Sir, don’t you think that there is a lack of Saudi professionals who can work on purely professional jobs, like electricians, welders, surveyors.
Why are there not much Saudis available for these professions? The foreign workers are eating the same kind of bread that Saudis eat; they have the same air to breath which Saudis are breathing in. Why then the Saudis cannot work on such professions which require physical work? — Yasir Imran, By email

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