Akaz saw shopping centers with 70% starting in 4 commercial activities, including car and motorcycle stores, ready-to-wear clothing, children's clothing, men's accessories, furniture stores, ready-to-go stores and household appliances. (7 days later), despite the notification from the Department of Labor and Social Development to these stores to begin the resettlement about 9 months ago, showing the presence of a large proportion of the foreign workers carrying out such commercial activities.
The round of "Okaz" in three cities (Riyadh, Dammam, the city) revealed that the resettlement decisions were being activated, and the presence of strict monitoring of the implementation of the decisions, with the instructions of the Ministry of Labor to carry out inspections of shops from to ensure their commitment to resettlement decisions.
In the city of Dammam, Abdul Latif Al-Nasser told Asharq Al-Awsat that "many emigrants gradually began to liquidate their activities with the beginning of the countdown to activate the decision to establish some professions in the next Muharram, so the closure of these stores reveals the degree of commercial hiding that has been used for many years, but the preparation for the reception of Saudi youth started about a month ago ».
Iqbal Mohammed (Amel) expects more stores to close in the next two months, mainly because different activities are based on foreign employees.
In Riyadh, Haitham (a salesman in a menswear store) said he waits so far for his sponsor's decision, because some stores wound up their products a month ago and closed their doors.
In Medina, the round of "Okaz" the absence of more than one Saudi man in each of the stores aimed to be settled at the beginning of the next Muharram.
"I have been working on the Al-Badr market for 9 months and I have fully adapted to my work, two periods, and the fact is that I encourage young people to do such things," said Aweel al-Harbi, a Saudi young man working in a clothing store.
"We are fully prepared for the implementation of the planned Emiratisation decision of 70% by 40 employees and Saudi workers in all market segments." This is a remarkable step towards attracting ambitious Saudi youths, "said Mohammed Al Mutairi, general supervisor of a clothing market in the city, who sees them seriously and committed to working." "Saudi youths have no problems with customers and as managers I was touched by the satisfaction of most customers about dealing with young people. I have never received complaints against a Saudi employee. "
For its part, the economist Fahad Al-Sharafi Okaz said that the application of Emiratisation in 4 sectors will lead to a reduction of the trade secrecy phenomenon by 30%, due to the management of Saudis for those professions.
On solving the problem of unemployment, Al-Sharafi said that such decisions would create hundreds of thousands of jobs for young people and women. Point out that these jobs only require intensive courses and that the training of my time acquires young Saudis through experience and skills.
The economist Abdul Aziz Shrofna told "Okaz" that the resettlement of some professions will be in the interest of Saudi citizens and the economy as a whole. The size of the retail market in Saudi Arabia was estimated at 375 billion riyals.
"The retail trade contributes to creating jobs at all levels and I expect them to reach a million jobs."
The plan fits the vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia, which should offer rewarding incentives for the development of small and medium-sized national enterprises, provided that they are managed, directed and staffed by nationally trained people.
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Source: Okaz Newspaper