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Amnesty over, 'illegal expatriates' await Saudi crackdown

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH - For four months, texts from the government pinged into every mobile phone in Saudi Arabia ordering "illegal expatriates" to leave the kingdom before the end of an amnesty that expired in late July.

The campaign, "a nation without violators," warned of fines, jail time and deportation for anyone caught without valid identity documents after the grace period, in a renewed pu Read More


Foreign workers occupy more than 10 million jobs in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia compose a large portion of the workforce as according to well-informed sources Indians, Pakistanis, Egyptians, Yemenis and Bengalis occupy more than 10 million jobs there.

There are 3 million Indians, 2.5 million Pakistanis, 2.2 million Egyptians, 1.4 million Yemenis and 1.2 Bengalis in the Saudi kingdom, i.e. 10.3 million i Read More


Saudi Shoura proposal could see residency given to illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council will soon discuss a draft law that would allow illegal foreign workers to obtain a residency permit if they fulfil certain conditions.

The proposal by former Shoura member Dr Sadaqa Fadil will be discussed after the Eid Al Adha holiday, according to Saudi Gazette.

It includes the formation of a committee at the Ministry of Interior Read More


Expat Remittances Drop 8 Percent as Saudi Arabia Enforces Expat Fee

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Foreign remittances of expatriate workers in the Kingdom declined eight percent or SR7.45 billion during the last seven months to reach SR82.3 billion by the end of July 2017 against SR89.75 billion during the same period last year, press reports said.

An analytical economic report published by Al-Eqtisadiah business daily on S Read More


24.3 million Saudi work permits issued for private sector employment in 3 years

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: The number of work permits issued to private sector employees in Saudi Arabia reached about 24.3 million in the last three years.
Professional services and engineering accounted for about 45 percent of the issued licenses.
According to statistics issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, 2016 witnessed a decline in the number of licenses issued by 3 percent

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