Saudi to allow expat women in more sectors
Riyadh, December 31, 2013
Saudi Arabia is expected to allow local companies to hire expatriate women workers in seven business activities, according to a report.
The sectors include health, education, dressmaking, childcare, wedding halls and as cleaning, said the Arab News report.
According to a draft plan prepared by the Ministry of Labor, the hiring will take place following approval of the Human Resources Development Fund, which showed that there were no Saudi women available for these posts, the report said.
The employees will not be allowed to work as part-timers or remotely and their qualifications and experiences should match the requirements of the jobs. They should fall within prescribed age limits, with the exception of the health and education sectors, the plan said.