Over 1,67,000 Saudis got jobs in the private sector in just 12 months through the revised Nitaqa. 98 percent of the country’s institutions are fully compliant with Saudiization rules. The minister said that the number of private institutions that fully comply with labor laws and decisions has increased to 92 percent
The Dialogue Forum was organized by the Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development and the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue with the participation of International Labor Organization, government and private sector representatives and labor representatives.
The minister pointed out that Saudi Arabia has recently implemented a law that requires the contract between the employee and the employer to be submitted to the ministry. Employment contracts of more than 50 lakh employees in the private sector are already electronically documented. The contract has to be uploaded through Qiva platform launched by the Ministry.
By the third quarter of this year, at least 80 percent of the employees of private institutions have submitted employment contracts. The contract documents are maintained by the Ministry to ensure the rights of the employee and the employer and to mitigate labor disputes. The number of labor cases resolved through negotiation has increased to 73 percent.
Citing the report of the International Labor Organization, the minister pointed out that Saudi Arabia has been able to reach the first place among the G-20 countries in terms of labor productivity growth rate. The country has achieved a growth of 4.9 percent in this field. He also explained about the job training programs provided to the youth of the country. Schemes have also been formulated to provide training to more than 3,22,000 natives in 126 occupations. Engineer Ahmad Alrajhi said that there is a rapid growth in new job sectors in the country.
Many reports have come out earlier that it has been possible to increase the interest in work among the natives and change the work culture through Nitwakha. This has also led to an increase in the average salary. A total of 22.7 lakh Saudis are employed in the private sector of the country. This is the figure as per Gosi registration. In addition to Swadeshi, the unemployment rate in the country has decreased significantly by implementing Swadeshi feminization. 78.8 lakh foreigners are also employed. A good share of these are Indians.