EXPATS SHOULD LEAVE JOBS FOR SAUDI WOMEN

EXPATS TO LEAVE JOBS FOR SAUDI WOMEN IN FEMALE ACCESSORIES STORES

Expats should leave jobs for Saudi women in female clothing and accessory stores all over the Kingdom, Starting from 21st October 2017 as the third phase of feminize is about to begin. Trending : Feminizing Saudi shops




The efforts of Saudi Arabia's government to increase the women workforce in the Kingdom after the successful initiatives of first and second phases of feminize from Ministry of Labor and Social Development. Recommend : Jobs for Saudi Women

- Third phase covers shops like women's stuffs like perfumes, shoes, bags, socks, ready made clothing, kiosks, cosmetics, selling women's supplies and all other accessories related to women said Ministry of Labor's spokesperson to Saudi Press Agency.




- The new rules applies to all shopping malls, outdoor markets, standalone locations, small shops of gowns, wedding dresses, Abayas, traditional dresses, mother care products and other accessories of pharmacies and cosmetics. Related : Women to run Taxi

- Saudi Arabia aims to increase the proportion of women workforce from the current 23% to 28% by the year 2020 and to quadruple the number of females in senior civil service roles to 5%.



- According to last month report revealed by Saudi Ministry of Labor there are 200,000 women are working in the retail sector alone. Similar : Driving age for women in Saudi

- Saudi Arabia is aggressively promoting the 'Saudi First' policy in private companies and in public sector to overcome the unemployment rate of Saudi youth.




EXPATS SHOULD LEAVE JOBS FOR SAUDI WOMEN

ON ARRIVAL VISA FOR NEWBORNS AT AIRPORTS

SAUDI ON ARRIVAL VISA FOR EXPATS NEWBORNS AT SAUDI ENTRY POINTS

Expatriate families living in Saudi Arabia can now be allowed to get on arrival visa for their newborn baby at Kingdom entry points confirmed General Directorate of Passports. Trending : proceudre to get Iqama for newborn baby




The newborns of Expatriate families should hold the independent passport from his or her home country in order to get on arrival visa from Saudi Arabia. Recommend : Add newborn under your iqama

-The mother of the child should be on dependent visa of the child's father. The newborn child will be issued a visa upon arrival at the entry point, subject to certain conditions said Arab News article.




ON ARRIVAL VISA AT SAUDI AIRPORTS FOR NEWBORNS

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37% ON SAUDIA AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

SAUDI HAS HIGHEST NUMBER OF INTERNET USERS

IN THE ARAB WORLD, SAUDI ARABIA HAS THE HIGHEST OF THE INTERNET USERS

According to the latest report of Arab Network for Human Rights Information, With 9 million internet users Saudi Arabia has the highest number of internet users than any country in the Arab world. Trending : Saudi to VAT on Private School Fee, Electricity, Water and Mobile Bills




More than 130 million users are using Facebook out of 191 million internet users of the Arab world, Nearly one third of Arabs are using Facebook and Arab region is leading in the growth of internet users. Recommend : Check how many sims on your iqama

- While comparing with population, Bahrain will be the first in Arab countries, as its one third of population are internet users reaching the number into half million people.




- Internet became the main source of communication in the Arab world, especially on social media networks. The Arab Network for Human Rights Information came up with the detailed information of internet use in 11 Arab countries. Related : Send money to home through online 

- Egypt is on 13th place in terms of internet use in the Arab countries, The report covers the statistics of 20 Arab countries and an index of internet freedom in the Arab world with 10 criteria for evaluation.



SAUDI HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF INTERNET USERS

VAT ON SCHOOL FEE ELECTRICITY WATER MOBILE BILLS

5 PERCENT OF VAT ON PRIVATE SCHOOLS FEE, ELECTRICITY BILLS, WATER BILLS & MOBILE BILLS

Value Added Tax of five percent is to be levied in Saudi Arabia from 1st January on private school fees, electricity bills, water bills and mobile bills said the General Authority for Zakat and Tax (GAZT) of the Kingdom. Trending : No VAT on housing rents & government services




However, It is unclear that who will pay the 5% VAT on private school fees, whether it is by the students family or the private schools, as per the current term Value Added Tax will be imposed on fees of the private schools. Related : No VAT on salaries of employees

- Regarding 5% of VAT on mobile bills, It will be applicable on prepaid phone cards, recharge cards, internet cards, repair and maintenance services.




- Similarly five percent of Value Added Tax will also applicable on online transactions, used car transactions, unconstructed land transactions, consultancy and engineering services. Similar : 100% tax on tobacco products and energy drinks

- Last week authorities of the Kingdom has cleared that the VAT of 5 percent is not applicable on employees salaries, housing rents and government services.



5% VAT ON SCHOOL FEES ELECTRICITY WATER MOBILE BILLS

MEN ARRESTED FOR STEALING FROM ASIAN EXPAT

SAUDI POLICE ARRESTED MEN FOR ASSAULTING & STEALING FROM ASIAN WORKER

Saudi police in Riyadh have arrested two guys who assaulted and steal money from an Asian worker in the street, With in a day, After a video of stealing and assaulting an Asian guy became viral in social media. Trending : Salaries of Expats & Citizens in Saudi Arabia




The video clip footage shows, One guy forced a victim to stand near a wall and then he steal money from his wallet and slapped him hardly and through his wallet near him then they ran from there in a white car. Recommend : A Saudi teacher in trouble after he tell students there are no jobs for them

- Social media users sparked outrage across the Kingdom and leading many to call authorities to take quick action against this robbery gang, With in a day of video became viral, The police have arrested these guys.




- As per the reports of various sources, the aggressors are now in investigation and police officers believe they have been involved in such crimes from the last few weeks. Read : 3rd Phase of feminization in Saudi Arabia





- 'The pain of the beating and humiliation he suffered are greater than that of their theft' tweeted one guy in Twitter, While the other said 'Such crimes are becoming common in the Kingdom, These gangs must be stopped, we hope the prompt action is taken against them'. See this : Labor Ministry to stop services to companies for not correcting their status

- Another guy in his tweet said "There is no doubt that authorities can stop these gangs but we want immediate, preventive and public punishments".




- This is not the first case, In the last week itself Mecca police arrested a group of people who involved in robbing taxi drivers, police took the action after they received many complaints on such incidents.

RIYADH POLICE ARRESTED MEN FOR ASSAULTING & STEALING FROM ASIAN WORKER

NEW VISA CENTRE IN JUBAIL FOR INDIANS

INDIAN EMBASSY OPENS NEW VISA CENTRE IN JUBAIL FOR ITS CITIZENS

A new passport and visa application center is opened for Indians in Jubail city, this will benefits the Indian expatriates living in Saudi Arabia to apply or renew their passports. Trending : Govt. to Introduce new Hajj policy for Indians




Ahmad Javed Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia was inaugurated the center, This center will provide number of facilities including allowing travelers to India to submit their visa applications and Indian community can apply or renew passports here. Recommend : Expats holds more than 10 million jobs in Saudi

- This center will work from Saturday to Wednesday, Indians have a community of 3.2 million in Saudi Arabia, Serving the largest community of the world is the preference of Indian Embassy, This center will improve the services and bring step ahead to several Indians living in the near by areas.




- The launch of this center will mark 7th VFS Global center in Saudi Arabia where Indian citizens can submit their applications for applying new passports or renewals and attestation services. Related : Allowed Gold limit to carry at Indian Airports

- For submissions the timing for Jubail Indian Passport Application Center is 8:30 AM to 3 PM, While for collections is 3 PM to 5 PM. Address is Indian Passport Application Centre, Ground Floor, Al Khateer Business center 2, Opp : Jubail Mall, Madina Al Munawarrah Street, Jubail. 



- For other Indian Passport Application Centers timings and Addresses in the locations of  Umm Al Hammam, Batha, Dammam, Al Khobar, Wadi Al Dawasir, Buraidah and Jubail, Please visit http://in.vfsglobal.sa.com/contactus.html

INDIAN VISA CENTRE IN JUBAIL FOR INDIANS

SALARIES OF EXPATS AND CITIZENS IN SAUDI ARABIA

SALARIES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS FOR EXPATS & CITIZENS

According to the latest data of General Authority of Statistics, Saudi citizen employees are earning double in the private sector compared to the average salaries of expatriates of the Kingdom. Trending : A Saudi teacher under scanning after telling students




The average monthly salary of a Saudi national employee in the private sector is estimated at 7717 SR, while the average monthly salary of expatriates living in Saudi Arabia is 3855 SR in estimation as per the latest report of Labor market authority. Recommend : Labor Ministry to stop services to companies on status

- In the government sector, The average monthly salaries of expats was slightly higher than 11,138 SR comparing to their Saudi colleagues at 10,589 SR.




- Similarly in the Non profit organizations, the average salaries of expatriates living in Saudi Arabia per month is 6370 Saudi Riyals while the Saudi locals salaries on average in the same sector are 4827 Riyals of Saudi Arabia. Read : No VAT on Employees Salaries

- Saudi's Government sector is almost full with the national employees, They are on higher rates while comparing with any other GCC states like Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. So there is a less chance Saudi's to get hired in the public sector.



- Even after public sectors are almost full with Saudi employees the unemployment level is double, Government is making efforts for them to be hired in private sectors, Foreign Investments in the Kingdom will be a key to absorb the unemployed young Saudis in the labor market. Related : No VAT on housing rents and government services

- The salaries of Saudi Employees in Government sectors are less compared to the Government employees in Kuwait and UAE because of too much population of Saudi citizens reaching 80% in all GCC countries.




- As per the latest report of International Monetary Fund (IMF), the average monthly salaries gap between expats and citizens in private sector leads to more demand of expatriates in the sector. See Also : HIV test mandatory for iqama renewals for these countries expats

- International Monetary Fund report also reveal that, as the salaries of Saudi nationals are more in public sector while comparing to private sector, Nationals will prefer only for government sector jobs.




SALARIES IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR IN SAUDI ARABIA

A SAUDI TEACHER IN INVESTIGATION FOR TELLING STUDENTS

A SAUDI TEACHER IS IN TRACE AFTER HE TELLS HIS YOUNG STUDENTS THEY WILL NEVER FIND JOBS

A Saudi teacher in the Kingdom is in trace and in investigation after a video of 11 seconds became viral in social media, In the footage, a teacher is heard saying to his young students that they will never find jobs even they study hard or not. Trending : An Emotional letter from boy to Dead mother




The viral video of a young teacher saying his students "No matter what ever you do, there are no jobs" irked many people in social video at last the video ends with "If you want to suspend me, go ahead and do it". Most Viewed : Expat won 4 years of residence permit for free

- The Ministry of Education is investigating on the matter, Ministry spokesman said officials believe the man in the video cannot be a teacher, they are trying to find out from which place and when this video is taken.





- Social media users reacting very fast on this short video clip, Most of them are completely against the statements said by a teacher while others reacts its a truth. See Also : Verdict of Saudi court on Cat Killer



- One of the twitter user name Alma Mt tweeted, "What a painful video, Even it is truth, They are too young to understand his speech", While the other user Sultan AlSaif said, "The man clearly does not believe in education, how is he even able to do his job". Related : HIV test mandatory for iqama renewal for these countries expats



- Few tried to link it with statistics saying "What he said is true, there are no job opportunities open to our youth and statistics confirm that 500,000 university graduates are currently unemployed".






SAUDI TEACHER UNDER SCAN AFTER TELLING STUDENTS NO JOBS FOR YOU

LABOR MINISTRY TO STOP SERVICES TO COMPANIES

MINISTRY OF LABOR TO STOP SERVICES TO ESTABLISHMENTS WHO FAILED TO UPDATE THEIR ACTIVITY STATUS

Khaled Abalkhail, spokesman of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, said the ministry is committed to stopping its e-services to those who fail to update their activities, as well as launching inspection visits to track down violators after the deadline ends.




Abalkhail recommended establishments that operate under false activities to correct their status registered with the ministry via its website (www.mlsd.gov.sa).

Meanwhile, the four-month deadline which the ministry grants to the establishments has begun last Sunday (October 8).




Abalkhail emphasized the ministry’s keenness to protect the business sector from illegal establishments and achieve fair competition, pointing out it will use multiple channels and send SMS to ask certain firms to correct their status online on the ministry’s website.

Abalkhail said the ministry is planning to launch a service aiming to urge establishments to correct their activities within fixed time frame and allow them to submit complaints online with providing supportive evidence.



He said the ministry is working to regulate and reform the labor market and create suitable work environments, clarifying the ministry has a mechanism to check the status of certain establishments for the upcoming period.





3RD PHASE OF FEMINIZATION TO START FROM

THIRD PHASE OF FEMINIZATION FROM 01-02-1439

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development is preparing to implement the third phase of the feminization of women's clothing stores from Saturday (1/2/1439). Most Viewed : Women to penalize if drive before June 2018




The ministry's spokesman Khaled Aba Al-Khail said that the targeted activities to be settled in the third phase are the sale of women's perfumes, shoes, bags, women's socks, ready-made women's clothing, kiosks that sell women's supplies, shop sections that sell ready-made women's clothing. Recommend : Shops under Saudi feminization

He added that among the targeted activities are small stand-alone shops that sell bridesmaids, women's gowns, accessories, women's gables and maternity care, and pharmacies in the malls, which sell accessories and cosmetics.




The Spokesman pointed out that the Ministry has established requirements for the special environment in which women work in malls, whether they are closed or open, or self-contained or multi-sectional. Trending : Women to run Taxis in Saudi

Women's place of work must be in a place characterized by privacy and autonomy, And if the establishment receives the public, a security guard or a security system must be assigned to the women's section.



The employer must provide the workers with a place to rest, pray and toilets. If the shop is dedicated to selling women's and non-women's supplies in multiple departments, the number of female workers in the single shift should not be less than three workers. Related : Bride demands car in marriage contract

The other sections are connected with barriers and the employment of women and men in one department is prohibited. It also prohibits the presence of male workers in women's departments or vice versa.




THIRD PHASE OF FEMINIZATION IN SAUDI ARABIA

NO VAT ON HOUSING RENTS & GOVERNMENT SERVICES

SAUDI CLEARS NO 5% VAT ON HOUSING RENTS, GOVERNMENT SERVICES & EMPLOYEES SALARIES

As VAT (Value Added Tax) of 5% is about to effect in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1st January 2018, Things are becoming more clear now for the confused expats and citizens on which services is going to effect. Trending : No VAT on salaries of employees




Saudi authorities said in the last week that there will be no Value Added Tax (VAT) on employees salaries as it is effecting only on the goods and services and Import and Export of the products. Recommend : India introduces new Hajj policy

- Housing rents and government funded services are also exempted from 5% VAT cleared the in charge officials of the VAT portal in their official twitter account reported AlRiyadh local newspaper of Saudi Arabia.




- Saudi Arabia is in leading place in GCC countries to implement VAT tax first by 1st January 2018 then the other GCC states of United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman will follow it according to their own norms. Related : 100% tax on tobacco products and energy drinks

- The standard rate of VAT tax will be five percent for all goods excluding few items, The excluded products will have a VAT rate of 0%.



NO VAT ON SALARIES HOUSE RENTS & GOVERNMENT SERVICES

LITTLE BOY EMOTIONAL LETTER TO HIS DEAD MOTHER

AN EMOTIONAL LETTER FROM SAUDI BOY TO HER DEAD MOTHER

A viral emotional letter from a Saudi boy to his dead mother made everyone into deep emotions on social media, His handwritten letter is in Arabic and he is begging his mother to come back home. Trending : A heartwarming story of a Saudi boy




The letter from Saudi Child is in Arabic, His name is not mentioned in the letter, however we translated the meaning of it for you. Recommend : 9 year old applies for Job in NASA and got reply

Dear Mama, I am writing this letter so that when I die like you, I can bring it with me and show you that I have never forgotten you. I now always pray to God to grant you eternal rest in Paradise.




I have changed now, I will eat regularly and do whatever Sarah asks me to do. I no longer dirtied the house, You use to complaint me that I dirtied the house that made you extra tired. Similar : Free lifetime flights for newborn

Dear Mom, I am sorry. Please, may Allah bless you, come back to live with us. I promise to God that i will obey your each and every instruction, I will be with you to clean everything.



I will let you sleep and will not disturb your sleep, Please Mom, may Allah bless you, come back. Read : Wolf attacked a kid in shopping mall

- Social media people expressed their views showing sympathy with the boy, praising him as 'Impressively Thankful' and 'Wonderfully thankful' to his mother.




- Few users breakdown into tears after reading the letter posted some people. The pain of losing a parent is painful especially for a kid, May Allah bless him and may he grant his mother eternal peace. See Also : Saudi nurse donates her part of liver to a girl

- Few people expressed the words he wrote is directly go to the heart, I feel everyone who read will be affected on reading it. He expressed his love to his mother and the pain of losing her, His message is really pure, May Allah reward him and his mother.




SAUDI LITTLE BOY'S EMOTIONAL LETTER TO HIS DEAD MOM

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