Saudi Arabia limits jobs in malls to citizens and raises localization rates in restaurants, cafes

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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, Eng. Ahmed Al Rajhi issued three ministerial decisions on Wednesday to localize a number of activities and professions in the labor market. The decision expected to provide 51,000 jobs for Saudi men and women, state news agency SPA reported.

The first decision would limit only Saudis to work in malls and mall management offices, with the exception of a limited number of activities and professions in these malls.

The second decision stipulated the increase in the localization rates in restaurants and café outlets according to the terms, percentages, and requirements specified in the procedural guide issued with the decision.

The third decision included increasing the localization rates in major central supply market outlets in accordance with the definitions, professions, ratios, phases, and requirements specified in the procedural guide issued with the decision.

The ministry emphasized the importance of adhering to the decisions issued and adhering to the commercial establishments specified in order to avoid imposing penalties on violators.

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