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Foreign workers dominate Saudi private sector jobs

The Saudi labour ministry has said foreign workers and employees held 86.6% of private sector jobs in 2012, Arab News has reported. The engineering sector dominated the highest number of jobs occupied by foreign workers with more than three million foreign workers, compared with 149,000 Saudis in the same field. However, Saudi nationals dominated top-ranking managerial and clerical posts, with 85.7% (92,000 jobs), and 97.8%, respectively.