As Expats Leave Saudi Arabia, No One Is Replacing Them

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As Expats Leave Saudi Arabia, No One Is Replacing Them

Saudi Arabia trying to replace expat laborers with Saudi nationals doesn’t seem to be working. Almost 1.5 million expatriate jobs have gone since the end of 2016, squeezed out by an financial slowdown and policies encouraging organizations to employ locals as the government weans the economy far from its reliance on oil and cheap foreign labor. Over the same time period, however, the number of Saudis employed outside the security and military division became by less than 50,000, as per the General Authority for Statistics.

 

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