50% Saudization in the Pharmacy Jobs

The scope of Saudization is being extended and now it is covering the pharmacy jobs. The HRSD Ministry has decided to impose 50% Saudization in the pharmacy jobs starting from July 11, 2021.

According to the Ministry of Labor & Social Development, the Saudization of the pharmacy jobs shall be done in two phases. Recommended: List of Iqama Professions reserved for Saudis

First Phase

20% of pharmacy jobs were nationalized in the first phase of the Saudization of the jobs at the pharmacy initiated from 22 July 2020.


Second Phase

In the second phase of the Saudization of pharmacy jobs, another 30% of jobs will be Saudized. In this way, every pharmacy will have to hire at least 50% of Saudi pharmacist staff. This phase shall initiate from the 11th of July 2021 across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Since the beginning of this year, Saudization has been announced for many sectors and job professions which includes;

The vision 2030 has been in practice and the ministry of labor is making sure that the initiatives are being implemented. this decision shall allow us to secure 40,000 jobs for the Saudis in the private health sector. 

Source: Arab News

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