Gulf News, Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 | Safar 30, 1442
Plan to ‘Saudise’ telecom jobs revealed
Saudi Arabia aims to replace expats with citizens in more than 30
specialisations across telecom-related jobs, the kingdom’s Ministry of
Human Resources and Social development has said.
The targeted jobs include telecom engineers, computer and network
engineers, software development specialists, technical support staff,
and business analysis and software programmers.
The plan to Saudise telecom jobs comes under an agreement the Ministry
concluded last year with the Ministry of Telecommunications and
Information Technology and the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf),
and the Council of Saudi Chambers. It builds on a host of initiatives
aimed at grooming nationals and allowing them to work in the field. The
exact numbers of foreign employees in the Saudi telecoms sector are not
Foreigners make up about 10.5 million of Saudi Arabia’s total population
of 34.8 million.