Indigenization in Saudi IT and Telecommunications | Saudization in the Saudi IT and telecommunications sector

Indigenization in Saudi IT and Telecommunications |  Saudization in the Saudi IT and telecommunications sector

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has begun the process of localizing jobs in the information technology (IT) and telecommunications sectors. As foreigners enter the private sector, many foreigners will lose their jobs. Indigenization takes place in establishments with five or more employees, except small enterprises.

The move is to localize 25 per cent of each category of jobs. 25 per cent nationalization in various engineering posts in the field of communication and information technology, application development programming-analysis jobs, technical support jobs and technical posts in the telecom sector. It is estimated that 60 per cent of such posts are in large companies. Through this, the Ministry aims to create 9,000 jobs for the natives in the field of communication and information technology.

The basic salary is set at 7,000 riyals for specialists and 5,000 riyals for technicians. In October 2020, the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, NG, decided to nationalize the communication and information technology jobs in the private sector. Announced by Ahmad bin Sulaiman Al-Rajihi. The minister had said that it would be implemented from June 27 (Dulqa 17).

For this, the Ministry of Human Resources has signed an agreement with Communications and Information Technology. Indigenization in the IT and telecom sectors is a continuation of the steps taken to create more employment opportunities for Indigenous youth.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development aims to create suitable employment opportunities for AT graduates in the private sector by attracting over 30 jobs and attracting them to the private sector and utilizing their participation in the development of the private sector. The ministry had earlier issued guidelines outlining the new decision and how it would be implemented.

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