MoU signed to employ 36,000 Saudis in industrial sector

A new agreement has been signed to nationalize thousands of jobs in the industrial sector. (SPA)
Updated 25 November 2019

MoU signed to employ 36,000 Saudis in industrial sector

  • The MoU establishes a partnership aiming to raise Saudization rates

A new agreement has been signed to nationalize thousands of jobs in the industrial sector.

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development, represented by its deputy minister, Abdullah Abu Thunain, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund, and the Council of the Saudi Chambers.

The MoU establishes a partnership aiming to raise Saudization rates and promoting the private industrial sector by nationalizing over 35,982 jobs in the industrial sector by 2021, after activating programs and incentives supporting employment and training.

Khalid Aba Al-Khail, spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development, said the MoU was signed in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020.

The ministry is seeking to nationalize jobs in the industrial sector by combining efforts to ensure the success of objectives to be achieved in partnership with the sector’s supervisory body.


Curfew imposed in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, Taif and Qatif governorates

Updated 03 April 2020

Curfew imposed in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, Taif and Qatif governorates

  • An exception will be made to services and activities previously announced by the ministry
  • Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday five deaths from coronavirus and said that 165 new cases have been detected

DUBAI: A curfew in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, Taif and Qatif will start on Friday 3p.m. until further notice, state news agency SPA reported, citing Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior.
An exception will be made to services and activities previously announced by the ministry. The decision is part of the country’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday five deaths from coronavirus and said that 165 new cases have been detected. Of the new cases, 48 were detected in Makkah and 46 in Madinah.
The interior ministry implemented a 24-hour curfew in the two holy cities on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus.