The Saudi labour ministry has said it is exploring the possibility of Saudizing the kingdom's retail sector, especially commercial centres and malls, as part of its efforts to find more areas to employ Saudi youths including women, Arab News has reported. "The idea of Saudizing the retail sector is being discussed with other government departments and our private sector partners," undersecretary at the ministry, Fahd Al-Takhayfi, said. The project will be implemented in two phases. Initially, the ministry will present the details of the project in a workshop in which public and private sectors in different provinces will participate. It will also identify the markets and malls to be Saudized and where women can be employed. During the second phase, the actual placement of Saudis interested in such positions will take place.