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100% Saudization of Malls Comes Into Effect Saudi

  • Publish date: Thursday، 05 August 2021
100% Saudization of Malls Comes Into Effect Saudi

100% Saudization in malls came into force on Wednesday, Aug. 4, in all regions of the Kingdom.

The move came after the decision of the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi in April this year to Saudize 100% of jobs in all activities and professions in malls as well as at mall management offices, excluding a limited number of activities and professions.

This is one of the three decisions that aim to create 51,000 jobs for Saudis in the employment market.

The rate of Saudization shall be 50% and 40% respectively in activities and professions include cafes and restaurants where.

The professions that are excluded from 100% Saudization are cleaning work, loading and unloading, maintenance of recreational facilities, and barbershops, as well as hypermarkets and supermarkets.

However, the percentage of employees should not exceed 20% of the entire workforce at the mall. There should also be identical uniforms for the workers.

The second decision, issued by the minister, is to increase the rate of Saudization in the sales outlets of restaurants and cafes in accordance with their classifications and required percentages specified in the procedural guide issued in this regard.

The third decision involves increasing the Saudization rates in the major central supply market outlets in accordance with their classifications, professions, and the required percentages and phases of Saudization specified in the procedural guide.