Saudi Arabia: Saudisation to be Implemented in Fun Cities

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Saudi Arabia: Saudisation to be Implemented in Fun Cities

Saudi Gazette, 25 September 2022: Saudi Arabia’s Human Resources and Social Development Ministry has announced it will implement Saudisation in fun cities.

The programme is also being implemented in amusement parks.

The programme started to be implemented on 24 September.

Under the Decision, the new programme covers 70% of jobs in independent and seasonal fun cities and family entertainment centres.

It covers 100% of jobs in entertainment cities within closed commercial complexes or malls.

The Ministry has published the appropriate procedural guide on its website.

The guide states the Decision does not conflict with the Saudisation rates previously specified for various professions, which apply to the firm’s total employees in line with the Nitaqat Saudisation program.

It also states the Saudisation percentage will be calculated after subtracting workers who belong to the professions exempted.

Those who do not comply will be penalised—also reported in Okaz on 25 September 2022.

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Benjamin Filaferro