Friday, April 22, 2016

No more jobs for foreign nationals in KSA’s telecom industry by Sept

Foreign workers' happy days in Saudi Arabia's mobile phone firms are about to end after the Ministry of Labor announced the Saudization of the telecommunications industry in the Kingdom.
report the Arab News site on Thursday said the Labor Ministry's announcement came last Wednesday in accordance with the directive issued by Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani.



-illustration by Arab News
"Only Saudis will be employed in the mobile phone industry, including sales, maintenance and accessories by Sept. 2," the report quoted the directive as saying.
“We need this sector to be fully Saudized by Sept. 1,” said Labor Ministry spokesman Khalid Abha Al-Khail in the report.
An inspection campaign would be undertaken in the mobile and telecommunications industry beginning in Ramadan. “We are very keen to employ our young Saudi men and women in this sector,” he added.
The move is expected to create jobs for Saudi men and women and give them financial stability to cover-up activities. The decision will be enforced across the country and include small, medium and large businesses, the report said. — LBG, GMA News

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