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New employment rules to shake up Saudi private sector

JOHN SFAKIANAKIS, Published: Jun 15, 2011 01:14

Young Saudis queue to apply for work at a company in Riyadh.

There is a striking paradox in Saudi Arabia’s labor market. Expatriates working in the Kingdom send home more remittances than those living in any country in the world apart from the US. Yet youth unemployment among Saudi citizens is higher than every country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) except Iraq.

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http://arabnews.com/economy/article454902.ece


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