Saudi Arabia employers now listing expat details on jobs website

Published:  28 Sep at 6 PM
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Over two thousand expat professionals’ resumes have now been uploaded to a new government website as job cuts continue.

The Kawadir Labor portal was recently opened as a response to the changing circumstances of employers and their expat employees due to the dramatic fall in oil prices. Both employers wishing to rid themselves of pricey expat services and employees who wish to move jobs can use the online portal.

Saudi companies looking to hire highly-skilled expat professionals already in the kingdom are expected to find the service useful, and expats whose jobs are on the line will find it easier to transfer to other companies looking for specific skill sets.

At present, expat CVs from around 700 companies have been uploaded and requested by other companies, and the website allows expats whose work or residence visas have expired to seek new jobs. Expats who’ve arrived to find their job no longer exists and are unable to be granted residence permits can also use the site to find other sponsors, eliminating the need for Saudi employers to use overseas recruitment for highly skilled expat workers.

The Saudi ministry is stressing the site serves only companies in the so-called Green Zone and Nitiqat programme, and is intended to assist companies with low Saudization of employees in allowing expat professionals to leave in order to replace them with Saudi nationals.

Yet another panic reaction to the oil price crash has caused the Saudi government to announce a plan to cut public sector workers’ bonuses by at least 25 per cent. The cuts will apply to both expat and Saudi national employees, and will include a wage freeze, curbs on overtime pay as well as cancelled allowances and benefits.

Meanwhile, Kuwaiti banks are now insisting customers granted loans must submit receipts showing the use of the borrowed money. The new requirements will come into force at the beginning of October, and will apply equally to Kuwaiti nationals and expats. Failure to comply will result in blacklisting.
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