Saudi Arabia: Saudisation of Key Jobs in Fun Cities to Begin

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Saudi Arabia: Saudisation of Key Jobs in Fun Cities to Begin

Saudi Gazette, 31 March 2022: Saudi Arabia’s Human Resources and Social Development Minister has announced the Saudisation of key jobs in fun cities and family recreational centres is going to begin.

Under the programme, 100% of jobs in fun cities at malls will be Saudidised.

70% of jobs in permanent and seasonal fun cities and family recreational centres will be Saudidised as well.

The programme will start from 23 September 2022.

Key jobs which are going to be covered by the programme are branch managers, department managers, department supervisors, assistant branch managers, cash supervisors, customer service jobs, sales specialists and marketing specialists.

Under the relevant Ministerial Decision, some jobs will be exempt.

They will include cleaning workers, loading and unloading workers and operators of specific games which require competence and specialist certificates.

The Ministry have recently issued a procedural guide to inform employers and establishments about the mechanism to calculate Nitaqat percentages of Saudisation and the penalties for violations of the regulations.

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