Visitors are not allowed to perform Hajj

Visitors are not allowed to perform Hajj
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Hajj is permitted only for those who come on a Hajj visa and have a legal iqama (resident permit) in the country.

Riyadh: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that visitors to Saudi Arabia will not be allowed to perform the Hajj. Hajj is permitted only for those who come on a Hajj visa and have a legal iqama (resident permit) in the country.

Setback for expats; He will be out of four jobs from Sunday

Riyadh: Four more jobs in Saudi Arabia will be fully legal for Saudi nationals with effect from Sunday. The jobs of office secretary, translator, store keeper and data entry are fully localized. The decision was taken by Saudi Minister of Human Resources NG last October. Issued by Ahmad bin Sulaiman Al-Rajihi.

With this, 100% of the posts in the fields of Office Secretary, Translator, Store Keeper and Data Entry will be reserved for natives only. This is part of the Ministry’s action plan to provide more employment opportunities to Indigenous youth in the private sector and to increase their participation in the labor market. It will create 20,000 jobs for the natives. 

The minimum wage for a translator and store keeper is set at 5,000 riyals. The ministry had also announced the decision to localize 30 per cent of the marketing jobs in the company, which has more than five employees in the marketing department. This decision will also take effect from Sunday. It aims to create 12,000 jobs. The minimum wage for marketing workers is set at 5,500 riyals.

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