New plan to boost Saudization

The projects will entail developing recruitment mechanisms so the sectors depend entirely on the local market. (SPA)
Updated 14 August 2016

New plan to boost Saudization

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development is in the process of coming up with six vital projects aimed at increasing the Saudization of the labor market by giving more job opportunities to Saudis in different work fields, a source said.
The projects will entail developing recruitment mechanisms so the sectors depend entirely on the local market, applying professional tests to support technological and technical specialties, reducing the cost difference between employing Saudis and foreigners, resorting to the guided Saudization of jobs, developing employment mechanisms and channels, and finally implementing a balanced Nitaqat.
The projects will be announced soon, said the source.
The most important objective of these projects is to reduce the difference in cost when it comes to hiring Saudis, as opposed to foreign labor.
Pertinent bodies will review all the cost involved and recruit only skilled foreign labor in various business sectors.


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

  • There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,258 new coronavirus cases and 32 new deaths from the disease.
The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 280,093. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 2,949. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 89 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 75 reported in Al-Hufoof and 65 in Dammam.

There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 242,053.