Advertisement hiring 'Indians only' at Saudi company stirs uproar
The advertisement offered job vacancies in several companies in a number of Gulf countries
An advertisement that stipulated only Indian nationals can apply to engineering jobs at a Saudi company has stirred uproar among Saudis who claimed it to be discrimination.
The advertisement reportedly offered job vacancies in several companies in a number of Gulf countries, including the Saudi kingdom, and said interviews are being held in India.
Saudis took to social media networks to slam the advertisement and commented that there are many qualified Saudis who are worthy of these posts. They also voiced surprise that the offered salaries ranged between $2,600 and $8,000.
الوزارة لا تسمح باستخدام مثل هذه الإعلانات، وتفرض عقوبات على من يخالف ذلك.— خالد أبا الخيل (@kabalkhail22) February 12, 2017
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Twitter user @kabalkhail22 wrote : “The ministry does not allow the use of such ads, and imposes sanctions on those who violate it. And the matter is currently being taken care of by the Saudi ministry of labor and social development.”
The Saudi ministry of labor and social development said the ad is deemed unacceptable and that it will investigate the matter further.
The ministry’s spokesperson Khaled Aba al-Khail said on Twitter that anyone who posts such ads-which do not adhere to the ministry’s regulations-will be held accountable.
Twitter user @abngahtan tweeted: “The salary is shocking…an engineering job advertisement for Indians only in Saudi! And before that, only Jordanians, what a provocation.”
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