Saudi Arabia announces a new and important decision for expatriate workers

Saudi Arabia announces a new and important decision for expatriate workers
Saudi Arabia announces a new and important decision for expatriate workers

Today, Friday, the Saudi Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi, issued a new decision regarding expatriate workers.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the minister’s decision to resume work contracts to mediate the recruitment of electronic domestic workers, starting from October 7.

The decision stipulated that the period of recruitment for new contracts would be (120) days, and in the event that the licensee delayed the recruitment of the domestic worker within a period of (120) days, the contract would be automatically extended for an additional (30) days, with the imposition of a delay fine on the licensee.

The decision stated that the value of the fine is a percentage (15%) of the value of the contract as compensation for his non-compliance with the arrival of the domestic worker within the period specified for recruitment, estimated at (120) days, in the event of canceling the contract.

The decision also stated that in the event that the domestic worker does not arrive after the end of the extension period of (150) days, the contract is considered null, and the licensee is obligated to return the value of the contract to the customer with a delay fine of (20%) of the contract value.

It is noteworthy that, in September 2018, Saudi Arabia began to localize 12 activities and professions in sales outlets, including car and bicycle stores, office and home furniture, household utensils, ready-made clothes and men’s necessities, with a rate of 70 percent, with the aim of localizing 30,000 jobs.

Within Vision 2030, the Kingdom aims to reduce the unemployment rate to 7%, and it also plans to reduce it to 9% during 2020, through the economic reform program, which aims to provide 450,000 jobs for Saudis, and to replace 1.2 million jobs for citizens by 2020, according to Nouf Al-Ghamdi, the economic development advisor in Saudi Arabia. .

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