2003 News Story

Saudization increasing in private as well as public sectors

The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has reported that 501,102 Saudis are currently working in the private sector. Meanwhile, the Yanbu Royal Commission reports that 89 percent of its employees are Saudi, with 1,931 nationals holding administrative, technical, educational and vocational positions. The Commission has implemented a comprehensive training program for Saudization. The Government continues to urge businessmen in the private sector to get involved in job training as well as opening up more employment opportunities for Saudi nationals.