Saudization is not achievable according to the General Syndicate of Cars

By Marc Castro

Oct 06, 2013 10:00 AM EDT

It was reported by the General Syndicate of Cars of Saudi Arabia that nationalizing the local job market was 'impossible'. This was because very few Saudi Arabians apply for positions in the company.

According to GSC Secretary General Marwan Zabidi, the syndicate's 12 year efforts to 'Saudise' jobs had proved to be unsuccessful. He was quoted by business daily Al-Eqtisadiah as saying, "Saudis are not interested in these jobs because they are temporary seasonal job and it requires hard work. Some Saudis have also failed to pass the necessary medical tests due to certain illnesses."

Zabidi said that despite their efforts, such as many campaigns costing about SAR500,000 or USD133,373 which respondents were 60% expatriates. He lamented the fact that companies had resorted to recruiting workers outside the countries. 

Zabidi criticized the 10% Saudization requirement of the Ministry of Labor as impossible to achieve. He cited the lack of dedicated institutions to provide drivers education for Saudi Arabians, then the goals of Saudization would never be realized.

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