By Innovation-sa on April 3, 2018 in News

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) confirmed that around 83 percent of jobs in shops selling women’s accessories and dress have been feminized and nationalized.

The Ministry’s official spokesman Khalid Aba Al-Khail informed that field inspectors have been organizing inspection tours in malls, commercial centers, and shops across the country to evaluate the extent to which the ministry’s decision to feminize and nationalize jobs in shops selling women’s accessories have been put into action. Of the 96,000 establishments inspected, over 79,300 establishments have adhered to the government’s decision while 16,400, which is around 17 percent, have not.

The field inspectors discovered 13,300 violations during their examinations. 31 percent of the violations, representing 4,200 cases, failed to Saudize jobs while 55 percent (7,300 cases) violators failed to feminize jobs in their establishments.

Earlier in November 2017, the third phase of feminization and Saudization of jobs in shops involved in the sale of women accessories was launched. It included shops selling perfumes, shoes, stockings, bags, ready-made garments, kiosks selling women’s accessories, stand-alone shops selling wedding gowns, abayas, garments, child-care and pharmaceutical items.