Saudi Arabia to roll out new strategy to fight unemployment
- Saudi Arabia: Monday, November 26 - 2012 at 05:48
Saudi labour minister Adel Fakeih has unveiled plans to review the country's educational and training system to meet labour market needs, Arab News has reported. Currently, there are some 448,000 unemployed Saudi men and women in a country that hosts 8.4 million foreign workers, Fakieh said. The plans include the development of the Nitaqat system, tracking down companies that violate labour regulations, combating illegal cover-up businesses, deporting illegal workers, developing money transfer systems, protecting salaries and raising the cost of employing expatriates, he said.
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