(Sundiata Post) – A ministerial decision was issued on Monday by Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Ali Al-Ghafees has prohibited expatriates in Saudi Arabia from working in 12 areas.
The 12 work areas that will be off-limits for expats are as follows: Watch shops; Optical stores; Medical equipment stores; Electrical and electronics shops; Outlets selling car spare part; Building material shops; Outlets selling all types of carpets; Automobile and motorcycle bike shops; Shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material; Sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies; Household utensils shops and Pastry shops
No definite reasons were reported as to why the mentioned 12 work areas have been banned for expats.
According to Ministry spokesman Khaled Aba Al-Khail, the decision does not affect the memorandums of understanding signed with various regional governorates to restrict jobs to Saudis.
Aside from those twelve working environments, there will also be businesses that will halt hiring male workers.
• Shops selling ladies perfumes, shoes, bags, stockings and ready-made garments
• Kiosks selling women accessories
• Sections in malls and supermarkets which sell clothes and other women accessories
• Small independent shops which sell wedding dresses, abayas, garments, child-care and other accessories
• Pharmacies in malls which sell cosmetics and makeup accessories (filipinotimes.net)