Ministry of Human Resource & Social Development has issued a decision on Saudization which will initiate starting August 2020.
According to Ahmed Al-Rajhi, Saudization will be done in 70% of the retail & wholesale outlets of nine major economic activities effective from Aug. 20, 2020.
70% Saudization for Retail & Wholesale Jobs
Outlets including coffee, tea, honey, sugar and spices; water and beverages; seeds, flowers, selling grains, plants and agricultural materials; selling toys; vegetables, fruits and dates; selling books, stationery and student services; gift and luxury stores, accessories, handicrafts and antiques; selling meat, dairy, fish, eggs, vegetable oil; and detergent, plastic and soap. (Source: Saudi Gazette)
Detailed information about Saudization in multiple sectors and exceptions are available on Ministry guidelines for business owners to go through.
This decision was taken keeping Vision 2030 in mind to increase Saudization and employment opportunities across the kingdom for Saudi Nationals.
Ministry will take care of all necessary measure to make sure that all the firms