Priority for Saudi citizens in IT-related jobs

The ministry has also set a minimum wage of SR7,000 ($1,866) for specialized jobs and SR5,000 for technical jobs. (Shutterstock)
Short Url
Updated 06 October 2020

Priority for Saudi citizens in IT-related jobs

  • The decision will be applicable to all business establishments with five or more workers
  • The ministry has also set a minimum wage of SR7,000 ($1,866) for specialized jobs and SR5,000 for technical jobs.

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi on Monday announced a decision to localize the communication and information technology professions to create 9,000 jobs in the private sector.

The decision will be applicable to all business establishments with five or more workers in communications and IT jobs, application development, programming and analysis and technical support.

The ministry has also set a minimum wage of SR7,000 ($1,866) for specialized jobs and SR5,000 for technical jobs.

The decision is part of a series of measures to localize professions in cooperation and partnership with government and supervisory agencies to enable graduates with specific qualifications to obtain decent employment opportunities in the Kingdom.

It is also intended to ensure a suitable and stimulating work environment in the private sector.

The ministry also issued a procedural guide for the proper implementation of the decision. The guide can be accessed on the ministry’s website.

Last month, the ministry took steps to localize engineering jobs in the Kingdom.


Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 31 October 2020

Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the southern square courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

 

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incident the report added.

 

 

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.