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Ministry of Labor Stops Changing Professions on Iqamas

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) has stopped changing job titles in iqamas (residence permits), Al-Madina Arabic newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The ministry, however, said those who are not allowed to change their job title can challenge the decision electronically.

Meanwhile, the four-week grace period given to establishments involved in activities other than those they have been registered ended on Monday.

The ministry said it will undertake inspection tours and fine each violator a sum of SR25,000.

The ministry also said it will stop compensatory work visas after changing the ratio and modality of counting the Saudization rates in the Nitaqat system.

It said the Saudis who are above 60 years of age can take jobs in the private sector but they will not be considered when counting the rate of Saudization.

Source: Saudi Gazette

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