Know the 12 retail jobs off-limits for expats in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Ali Al-Ghafees issued a ministerial decision early Monday restricting work in outlets of 12 activities and occupations to Saudis starting from the beginning of the next Hijri year. The 12 work areas banned for expats are: 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 mobike shops, shops ...

Cinema estimated to contribute $24 billion to Saudi economy

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Culture and Information has estimated the contribution of the cinema sector to its GDP to be over $24 billion (90 billion riyals) after its launch soon. According to the ministry, employment generated by the cinema industry will create a large impact on the economy which will increase the media market and stimulate economic growth and diversification. The sector will create more than 30,000 full-time jobs, in addition to 130,000 part-time jobs by the year 2030. The ...

Iran drowns Qatari markets with rotten produce, exports partially suspended

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Iran’s exports to Qatar have been partially suspended after Iranian merchants drowned Qatari markets with rotten products and goods and after fraud, embezzlement and theft increased. Reza Badiefard, the director of the Shiraz Airport, the center of Fars province, said on Sunday that exports were partially suspended because shipped products to Qatar, like fruits and vegetables, were not packaged right as vegetables stored in cartons had soil on them, IRNA reported. Badiefard added that ...

Saudi Arabia to limit shopping mall jobs to own nationals

Thursday, 20 April 2017

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.Also read: Saudi Energy Minister: Consensus building on extending supply curbs, ...

Uber CEO challenged for Trump connection after immigrant ban

Monday, 30 January 2017

Uber also was criticized for charging less than it could at JFK Airport in New York City

Starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees over next 5 years

Monday, 30 January 2017

Starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump's travel ban

Saudi Arabia investing in largest Arab e-commerce platform

Sunday, 13 November 2016

A group of investors led by UAE businessman Mohamed Alabbar and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund

Adeptio picks Kuwait's NIC for mandatory offer

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Americana owns the Middle East franchises for fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut and also produces branded consumer foods

Qatar’s Abu Issa Holding to enter Iran retail market in 2017

Monday, 31 October 2016

Abu Issa Holding, one of the largest retail and luxury goods firms in the Middle East, plans to expand into Iran next year

Jarir chairman says Saudi retail slump may be nearing end

Monday, 24 October 2016

Plans to open four new stores in Saudi Arabia and two in Kuwait next year, and is sticking to plan to have 60 stores by 2018

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