The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, announced the decision to nationalize the dental profession in the private sector by 35%, starting from Shaaban 29, 1445 AH, corresponding to March 10, 2024 AD, as this comes within the efforts of the two ministries aimed at providing more stimulating and productive job opportunities for citizens. And female citizens in various regions of the Kingdom.
The Ministry of Health explained that it will work to follow up and implement this decision, which raises the level of participation in the labor market, as the Ministry of Health will supervise its implementation in a manner consistent with the requirements of the labor market and the specialization of the dental profession.
The Ministry of Health also confirmed that private sector establishments will benefit from the incentives and support programs provided by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to help them employ Saudis, including: supporting the recruitment process and searching for suitable workers, supporting the necessary training and qualification process, and supporting the recruitment and career continuity process, in addition to priority benefit. From all Emiratization support programs available in the system, and support and employment programs through the Human Resources Development Fund (HADAF).
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development issued a guide explaining the details of Emiratisation, professions and required percentages on the Ministry’s website, stressing the need for establishments to comply and adhere to the implementation of the provisions, in order to avoid the statutory penalties that will be applied against violators.