HRSD Ministry announces Saudization in 44 professions

Saudi Arabia has introduced 50% to 100% Saudization in 44 Iqama professions which would create 33,000 jobs for Saudis.

Licensed aviation professions

50% to 100% Saudization in the following licensed aviation professions starting from March 15, 2023, would create 4,000 jobs for Saudis.

  • Details: Saudization in the Aviation Professions
  • 100% Saudization in Copilot – 315305.
  • 100% in Air controller – 315301.
  • 100% in Dispatcher – 315402.
  • 100% in Meteorologist – 315401.
  • 70% in Aviation Transport Pilot – 315304.
  • 60% localization in Air Host – 511101.

Saudization in the Aviation Professions

Optics Professions

50% Saudization in the following optics professions from March 18, 2023, which would create 1,000 jobs for Saudis.

  • Medical optics technician – 325401.
  • Physics laboratory technician – 3112042.
  • Optics technician – 325403.
  • Minimum Salary for Saudis: SR 5,500.
  • Source: HRSD Ministry

Customer Service Professions

100% Saudization in the customer service profession from  Dec. 17, 2022, would create 4,000 jobs for Saudis.

100% Saudization in the customer service profession

Vehicle Regular Technical Inspection Outlets

50% to 100% Saudization in 11 professions at vehicle regular technical inspection outlets in two phases which will create 5,000 jobs for Saudis.

  • 50% localization from 12 June 2023.
  • 100% localization from 31 May 2024.
  • Site manager.
  • Assistant manager.
  • Quality manager.
  • Financial supervisor.
  • Site supervisor.
  • Lane leader.
  • Inspection technician.
  • Assistant inspection technician.
  • Maintenance technician.
  • Information technician.
  • Data entry specialist.
  • Source: HRSD Ministry

Parcel Delivery Services

100% Saudization in 14 activities for parcel delivery services outlets such as Aramex would create 7,000 jobs for Saudis.

  • 100% localization in the CEO jobs.
  • Providing delivery services via electronic platforms.
  • Parcel transportation (domestic and international).
  • Parcel transportation (domestic).
  • courier activities
  • Mail and parcel baggage activities
  • Activities of receiving, delivering, and transporting postal items and parcels
  • Providing postal room management services
  • Provision of processing, storage, and redistribution of postal items and parcels
  • Provide postal logistics
  • Activities of private mail carriers
  • Transaction Delivery Postal Service Activities
  • Postal mail activities
  • EMS activities
  • Other Postal Activities.
  • Source: HRSD Ministry

70% Saudization in the sales outlets of the following 7 businesses;

  • Security and safety equipment.
  • Elevators, escalators, and conveyors.
  • Artificial grass and swimming pools.
  • Water purification and navigation equipment.
  • Catering devices and electric trucks.
  • Shooting weapons, airsoft guns, and picnic supplies.
  • Packaging equipment and tools.
  • Source: HRSD Ministry

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.