Littler Global Guide - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Q1 2024

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Saudization of Engineering Professions

New Regulation or Official Guidance

Authors: Sara Khoja, Partner and Head of Employment, and Sarit Thomas, Knowledge Management Counsel – Clyde & Co

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD), in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal & Rural Affairs and Housing, announced the decision of Saudization of engineering professions in the private sector by 25%, effective July 21, 2024. The requirement will apply to private sector establishments that employ five employees in engineering professions.

Further, the MHRSD is mandating private sector establishments with 50 or more employees to provide cooperative training for students.

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