Saudi Arabia to create 51,000 jobs from localisation of professions in malls and super markets

SourceThe National
CountrySaudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s biggest economy, asked malls, supermarkets and restaurants and cafes to increase the percentage of citizens hired, as it looks to create jobs and reduce unemployment. A set of three new decisions issued by Ahmed bin Suleiman Al Rajhi, the kingdom’s Minister for Human Resources and Social Development, will provide 51,000 jobs for Saudi men and women, the official news agency SPA reported on Wednesday. The first decision limits work to Saudis in all activities and professions in malls and malls' management offices, “with the exception of a limited number of activities and professions”. A second directive governs the more...