Saudization on New 12 Categories From September 11

The Saudi Labor and Social Development Minister, Ali Al-Ghafis, has issued a directive limiting 12 jobs at various shops to Saudi nationals, starting from the new Hijri year, the ministry spokesman, Khaled Aba Al Khail, said.

In the first stage, jobs at car and motorbike shops, men’s and children’s wear, home and office furniture, and home utensils will be nationalized as of September 11, 2018.

Saudization at shops selling electronic and electric appliances, watches and eyeglasses will come into effect on Nov. 9, 2018.

The Kingdom will also nationalize jobs at medical equipment, building materials, car spare parts, carpets and rugs, and confectionary shops starting Jan. 7, 2019, Aba Al Khail added.