The recent Riyadh Economic Forum came up with valuable initiatives to address the obstacles that face the Saudization process. The Ministry of Labor continues to be challenged in its efforts to address the unemployment problem and improve the workplace environment. Meanwhile, the high-level committee to oversee the Saudization of jobs in government departments and the public sector, chaired by Labor Minister Adel Fakieh, is currently under heavy criticism by all sections of society including the business, academic and health sectors.
There are simply not enough qualified Saudis who can replace the foreign experts and skilled foreign workers. The Saudization of jobs should be implemented at a slower paceSamar Fatany