Tomorrow, Thursday, the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development will start implementing the second phase of the localization of cinemas and cinemas.
According to the procedural manual for the localization of the cinema sector, the second phase includes the localization of workers in technical professions with a percentage of 50% inside cinemas in the activities and cinemas of cinemas and all its affiliated activities that fall under the activities of film production, television programs, sound recordings and music publishing.
The first phase of the decision included limiting work to 100% of Saudi citizens in sales professions, which includes ticket sales inside the cinema, sales of drinks and food inside the cinema, retail sales inside the cinema, and supervisory professions inside the cinema for the activities and cinemas of cinemas and all its affiliated activities listed under the activities Production of films, television shows, sound recordings and music publishing.
In the first phase, an exception was granted for some technical professions (cine projector operator, audio device operator, cinematographer, all technical professions) and support professions (chief chef, assistant chef, general chef, assistant chef, food attendant, and restaurant worker) on The number of excluded expatriate workers shall not exceed 15% of the total employees in the establishment.
It is noteworthy that the first phase of the ministerial decision obligating the localization of professions in the cinema sector entered into force on Safar 24, 1443 AH, corresponding to October 2, 2021.
Stages of localization of the cinema sector
These decisions stem from the ministry’s keenness to provide new stimulating and productive job opportunities for male and female citizens in various regions of the Kingdom, and to raise the level of their participation in the labor market in accordance with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.