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Mon 25 Feb 2008 11:51 AM

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Saudization quota slashed

Gov't cuts the quota of nationals firms have to employ by 10% to fulfil labour market demands.

Saudi Arabia has cut the quota of nationals companies have to employ from 30 to 20% in certain industries to fulfil labour market demands, the Labour Ministry said on Sunday.

The ruling, issued on February 11, covers industries for foodstuffs, beverages, textiles, readymade garments, shoes, furniture and paper, reported Saudi daily Arab News.

Companies said they were having a hard time recruiting enough staff due to difficulties meeting the Saudization quota, according to the newspaper.

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