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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...

Saudi women take the wheel in truck-building industry

Jeddah, May 20: Thirteen Saudi women have been trained to assemble trucks for Mercedes-Benz and its Jeddah partner, marking a breakthrough in having women work in a male-dominated job in the Kingdom.

Khaled Juffali, chairman...

Dubai targets financial crimes

Dubai, May 19: Financial crime that was detected in Dubai topped Dh200 million during last year and the first quarter of this year, according to Dubai Police’s General Department of Anti-Economic crime.

Department Director Major...

Prisons overcrowded

Jeddah, May 17: Prisons are experiencing overcrowding due to an increase in the number of inmates and a delay in releasing inmates who have completed their sentences, the Kingdom’s prisons department chief has said.

The...

Illegal workers use grace period to make money

Madinah, May 17: Illegal workers here are trying to make as much money as possible before July 3, the end of the three-month grace period, which requires them to either rectify their status or go home....

Expats may apply for exit visas Saturday

Jeddah, May 16: Saudi Passport authorities will begin Saturday the exit process of all expatriates who want to leave the country, announced Indian Consul General Faiz Ahmed Kidwai.

Addressing a community meeting at the Indian...