Saudi Arabia

No Public Sector Jobs for Expats After 2020

According to Deputy Minister Abdullah Al-Melfi, the Ministry of Civil Service has directed all ministries and government departments to eliminate all expatriate employees within three years.

The ministry said there were 70,000 expats in the public sector by the end of last year.

“There will be no expatriate workers in the government after 2020,” he told in a meeting on Monday.

The meeting, which focused on the Saudization plan by 2020, was followed by a workshop titled “Job nationalization.”