Saudi Arabia's labor minister issued an order on Thursday to restrict employment in shopping malls to Saudi nationals, who currently make up only one in five staff in the retail sector. The kingdom has been steadily closing off different areas of employment to foreigners, who comprise about a third of the population, as it aims to create jobs for young Saudis and cut the unemployment rate among nationals. A statement from the minister for labor and social development, posted on Twitter, defined malls as "closed commercial centers", but did not elaborate on the ...
Saudi Arabia to shut doors on foreign employees at shopping malls
The kingdom has been steadily closing off different areas of employment to foreigners
Reuters Last Updated at April 21, 2017 11:34 IST