Saudis Commit to Labor Policy Reforms
March 6, 2017
Saudi Arabia is pushing forward with changes to its labor policies following talks last fall with Qatar and Kuwait regarding the development of unified labor laws across the region.
The Gulf News Journal recently spoke with Joe Carella, an assistant dean of executive education at the University of Arizona who has trained Saudi executives at Xenel and Sabic.
Carella, who was traveling on the state of Saudi Arabia's workforce, said the Ministry of Labor and Social Development has launched several new initiatives, including the introduction of a work ethics code and a plan to require a quota on Saudi nationals in food industry businesses.
“The Saudi government is trying to better align work practices with business needs and the overall goal of higher Saudi national employment,” Carella said.
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