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MLSD implements 15,000 inspection visits to sales points of 4 economic activities, uncovering 1,392 violations

Publication date: 21 September 2022 - 25 Safar 1444
"العمل والتنمية الاجتماعية" تنفذ 15 ألف جولة تفتيشية على منافذ البيع في 4 أنشطة.. وترصد 1392 مخالفة

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) said Wednesday inspectors have implemented 15,909 visits to retailers in various regions of the Kingdom during the period from Sept. 23 to 29, which aims to nationalize four economic activities. The inspection campaign which targets automobiles and bikes shops, men and children’s ready-to-wear cloths shops, home and office furniture shops and kitchenware shops has uncovered compliance of 12,708 entities and 1,392 violations. Meanwhile, the nationalization of four economic activities comes within the first phase of the decision that targets 12 economic activities, which goes hand in hand with MLSD’s efforts to empower Saudi men and women in the workforce and raise their participation in the private sector. The sales business of watches, optics, electrical and electronic appliances will be nationalized on Nov. 9, 2018, whereas the nationalization of medical supplies and equipment, auto parts, building and construction materials, carpets shops and confectionery shops will be on Jan. 7, 2019. Previously, the ministry has approved the instructions guide that streamlines the ministerial decision aiming to nationalize 12 economic activities in the retail sector, containing details on how the decision is enforced as well as various support programs that involved government entities offer. Additionally, the guide provides details about sales jobs exclusive to Saudi men and women in the retail sector, general conditions, the programs offered by the ministry and its affiliated entities and FAQs, which can be viewed via ( A joint committee has been formed by representatives from the MLSD, the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) and the Social Development Bank in order to prepare a program that explores nationalization of other activities as well as coordinating with the concerned entities. Those who violate the decision that aims to replace foreign workers with Saudi workers in these activities will be subject to penalties mentioned in the Law, the ministry highlighted.

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