Saudization goes retail: Rules violators face penalties
The Saudi retail sector is the current Saudi leadership focus to lower unemployment among nationals which currently stands at 12.8%.
Fragomen, immigration professionals, said that effective September 11, restrictions on employment of foreign nationals in the Saudi retail sector, across four sub-sectors will be restricted to Saudi nationals only.
“Foreign nationals will be prohibited from working in forty-three different professions,” said Fragomen in a statement based on Saudi’s Labor Ministry.
“Thirteen professions across three additional sub-sectors will be subject to restrictions effective from 9 November 2018, and forty-four designations within five other sub-sectors will be affected from 7 January 2019 onwards.”