Saudi Arabia goes full steam with Saudisation of sales jobs

The initiative will target retail work to increase employment of Saudis. (File/AFP)
Updated 07 January 2019

Saudi Arabia goes full steam with Saudisation of sales jobs

  • The initiative is expected to go into force on Monday and will target retail work to increase employment of Saudis.
  • The job opportunities will be in sales roles, including medical equipment stores, construction and building materials shops

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor and Social Development announced on Sunday that it would be providing citizens with job opportunities in an attempt to reduce unemployment.

The job opportunities will be in sales roles, including medical equipment stores, construction and building materials shops, car spare parts shops, carpet shops and sweets shops, according to Saudi state news agency, SPA.

The initiative is expected to go into force on Monday and will target retail work to increase employment of Saudis.

Other nations in the Gulf are also putting into place initiatives in a drive to localize the workforce. The Times of Oman reported on Sunday that a job center service will open next month specifically for Omanis.

Oman’s National Center for Employment aims to find positions for Omani nationals that might have previously been filled by expats.

 


Saudi Arabia permits Eid Al-Adha prayers with coronavirus measures

Updated 18 min 54 sec ago

Saudi Arabia permits Eid Al-Adha prayers with coronavirus measures

  • Prayers will only take place in certain mosques

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Monday it would permit worshippers to perform Eid Al-Adha prayers at mosques.
The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh, directed the ministry’s branches in the regions throughout the Kingdom to provide for this year’s Eid Al-Adha prayers.
Prayers will only take place in certain mosques and ensuring they use the government’s preventative measures, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ministry said it has intensified its awareness and guidance campaign to adopt preventive protocols to combat the spread of the coronavirus through the participation of a group of advocates and scholars, in addition to publishing what was recommended by the medical committees concerned with combating the epidemic.