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Free Wi-Fi takes off at Jeddah airport

Jeddah, Jun 3: Passengers using King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah can now enjoy free Internet services.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation yesterday launched the service at departure lounges of KAIA’s Northern and Southern...

Saudis need extra training 'to replace expats'

Jeddah, Jun 2: The Labor Ministry has made it mandatory for any organization, whether schools, companies or offices, to reserve vacancies in 19 job categories for only Saudis.

These are: Executive HR manager, HR manager,...

Ministry of Labour specifies works exempt from midday-break rule

Dubai, Jun 1: The Ministry of Labour (MoL) has issued an administrative order specifying exemptions from the recently-announced midday break rule for labourers who work in the sun.

Workers can continue in banned hours...

Expats rejoice as Indian rupee plummets

Jeddah, May 30: The Indian rupee dropped to its lowest level in 10 months and one Saudi riyal was fetching almost Rs. 15 yesterday. "My remittance fetches more rupees now." This is how the average Indian expatriate...

Eight tunnels to ease traffic in Makkah

Jeddah, May 30: Eight new tunnels, including two for pedestrians, are under construction in the holy city of Makkah to ensure free flow of pilgrims and vehicles, press reports said yesterday.

“The tunnels are constructed...

600,000 jobs Saudized under Nitaqat

Jeddah, May 27: More than 600,000 jobs have been nationalized under Nitaqat initiative.

This was revealed yesterday by Labor Minister Adel Fakeih at a Jeddah social dialogue workshop on policies and wage levels in...

WHO to help KSA probe coronavirus before Haj

Geneva, May 25: The World Health Organization said yesterday it would help Saudi Arabia dig deeper into deadly outbreaks of a new SARS-like virus to draw up advice ahead of the annual Haj.

The UN...

Labor shortage to up expat pay

Jeddah, May 24: A labor shortage caused by the departure of thousands of illegal foreign workers, along with increasing commercial activity in the Kingdom, is likely to see a rise in the salaries of expatriates, according to analysts and business...

Official: One-fifth of firms fail to meet Nitaqat quotas

Riyadh, May 22: Twenty percent of private sector companies in Saudi Arabia are not meeting quotas for the employment of nationals, despite a program aimed at boosting recruitment that launched two years ago, a labor official...

Saudi: Chaos at deportation centers

Jeddah, May 21: Chaos prevailed yesterday across deportation centers in Jeddah as expatriates rush to register for repatriation. Thousands returned unsuccessfully after waiting the entire day to scan their fingerprints.

Existing resources cannot match the huge crowd of...