By Innovation-sa on January 22, 2019 in News

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) has launched a program to issue compensatory visas to deal with the dearth of qualified Saudi workforce in certain rare professions and specializations. According to reports from officials, private companies falling in the platinum and high green domains can take advantage of this new initiative to maintain their stability and improve performance.


Under this initiative, if a firm is entitled to a compensatory visa in place of one who left the firm on final exit visa, it will be able to obtain it directly through availing the ministry’s electronic services.


Earlier, the ministry had identified eight trades in the private sector, namely, engineering, medicine, nursing, IT, pharmacy, medical technology, accounting and finance, where there is a shortage of qualified Saudis to take up jobs.


Arab News