Pharmacy jobs to be gradually localized in Saudi Arabia

Pharmacy jobs to be gradually localized in Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Minister of Labor will ensure Saudization of 20 percent of the workforce in the first stage. (File photo: Reuters)
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Updated 03 February 2020

Pharmacy jobs to be gradually localized in Saudi Arabia

Pharmacy jobs to be gradually localized in Saudi Arabia
  • The Saudi Minister of Labor will ensure Saudization of 20 percent of the workforce in the first stage

RIYADH: The Saudi Minister of Labor and Social Development Ahmed bin Suleiman Al-Rajhi has issued a ministerial decision to gradually localize the pharmacy profession over two stages.

The decision, which comes in partnership with the Ministry of Health, will ensure Saudization of 20 percent of the workforce in the first stage from Jul. 22. The second stage will localize a further 30 percent from July. 11, 2021.

The decision will be implemented in institutions with five or more expatriate workers with exception to “pharmaceutical product marketing specialists” in pharmaceutical companies, drug agents, distributors and factories which were subject to a Saudization decision issued by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.


Saudi Arabia announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths
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Saudi Arabia announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 356,541
  • A total of 6,318 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 5 deaths from COVID-19 and 140 new infections on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 58 were recorded in Riyadh, 28 in Makkah, 26 in the Eastern Province, 9 in Asir, 6 in Madinah, 2 in Najran and 1 in Jazan.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 356,541 after 159 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 6,318 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.