By innovation-sa on October 28, 2017 in News
General Organization of Social Insurance (GOSI) reports for the first half of 2017 revealed that the number of Saudi female engineers registered with GOSI outnumbered their non-Saudi counterparts.
While the number of Saudi engineers reached 17,415, the non-Saudis stood at 2,843.
Out of 2.8 million engineers registered with GOSI, 92 percent are non-Saudis. In a move towards limiting expatriate worker’s control over the labor market and providing job openings for Saudi engineers, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development has earlier suspended expatriates from transferring their profession to engineers.
The ministry classified 19 jobs illegal to expatriate workers which are: chief administrator of human resources in public or private sector, personnel affairs director, labor affairs director, personnel relations director, personnel affairs specialist, personnel affairs clerk, recruitment clerk, employee affairs clerk, time-keeper, general receptionist, hotel receptionist, hospital receptionist, complaint clerk, cashier, security guard, expeditor, key smith, customs clearer, women accessory shop salesperson.