Ministry of Labor & Social Development in Saudi Arabia has announced a decision to Saudize hospitality sector management & specialists professions now.
It means 100% Saudization of jobs from 3-star hotels and above, including resorts, hotel suites, villas and etc.
Saudization of Hospitality sector will be carried out in 3 phases to make 100% Saudization.
First, Administrative Jobs in Hospitality sector will be done in the first phase of Saudization which will include marketing, Front Office, Purchases and reservations etc.
This will start from Jumad Al-Awwal 1, 1441H and will complete 100% Saudzation till Dhul Qa’dah 1, 1441H.
Following are the Occupations which will get Saudization are listed below:
Hotel deputy manager, assistant head of IT Administration, director and assistant director of sales administration; sales representative and sales manager, fitness club supervisor, public services supervisor in a hotel, goods receiving clerk, room service orders clerk, restaurant or café waiter, tourism enquiry clerk, executive secretary, general administrative clerk, administrative employee and administrative coordinator.
All the above positions will be filled by Saudi Men and Women. The decision also made it compulsory to Saudize at least 70 percent of jobs in the two occupations — sales manager, and events and conferences sales manager, as of Jumad Al-Awwal 1442H.
After this decision, Expat workers are not getting recruited to work in these roles and any firm or employer violating these rules will be penalized and fined heavily.