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Occupations in labor market now reserved only for Saudi citizens, says ministry.

Zaka Mohsin, Riyadh,

Saudi Minister of Manpower and Social Welfare, Engineer Ahmed Al-Rajhi has announced that three occupations in the labor market will be reserved only for Saudi citizens.

Saudi organizations, employ a large number of foreigners, including Pakistanis, but now Saudi citizens will be eligible for employment in all shops in shopping malls across Saudi Arabia. In addition to cafes and restaurants, Saudi citizens will also be allowed to work at major grocery stores. Under the new rules, restaurants, cafes, showrooms, indoor sales and marketing directors will be Saudi. The Assistant Commercial Directors will be Saudi. Locals will also be in charge of retail sales and account funds.

The Ministry of Manpower warned that all three decisions would be implemented by business centers. Violators will face penalties


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