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Saudi Arabia Jobs

Saudi Arabia Jobs

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Saudi Arabia Jobs

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Saudi Arabia is not quite a tourist destination for those from the west and many non-Muslims who go to KSA do so in order to work and earn a tax free living. We take a look at the labour law and gratuity that the people who choose to work and live in the Kingdom have. We also explore the most popular jobs available to expatriates, as well as what it is like to work in the kingdom and what process you will have to go through to find a job, get a visa and come to Saudi Arabia.

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  • Single Women Working in Saudi Arabia

    The most popular jobs for expat women in Saudi Arabia are in the medical, teaching and airline fields. The jobs are generally well paid and tax free. The women live in western compounds and enjoy a generally western lifestyle within their compound where they may wear whatever they want. Usually an expat working in Saudi Arabia gets a very well paid package with lots of extras.

  • Guidebook for expatriates recruited for work in the Kingdom of Saudi

    The Ministry of Labour of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes all expatriates recruited for work in the Kingdom and wishes them a successful work period until they return to their home countries after the end of their work period. The Ministry of Labour and all concerned bodies assure all workers that they are guests of the Ministry and that it is eager to take care of them in accordance with the rules of Islamic Sharia', the applicable laws and international conventions.

  • Work Visa

    Saudi Arabia has strict procedures with regards to work visas. Usually expatriates will not have to deal with these as their sponsor/employer usually takes care of the work visa for Saudi Arabia. Due to the ins and outs and strict requirements from the Saudi government, if you agree to a job in Saudi Arabia, you will inevitably wait anywhere from six to eight weeks for your application to be approved.

  • End of service payment

    Working as an expatriate in the Gulf usually means that you will not have a pension plan, hence all employed expats should have an end of service payment plan in their contracts before they begin working for a company in KSA. Here we have an extract from the Labour Law giving the specific rules regarding gratuity payments.

  • Teaching in Saudi Arabia

    Many women move to Saudi Arabia in order to work as teachers. The job is financially rewarding however it is a difficult adjustment to make, particularly if you are non-Muslim or a westerner, to live in Saudi Arabia. However there are many women who have successfully moved to work and live in Saudi Arabia in order to make and save some money, gain work experience and experience a completely different culture.

  • Visa Medical

    Every person employed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will have to undergo a medical in their own country to determine the state of their health before they can move to KSA to begin work. These medical tests will have to be conducted by a medical doctor and certified accordingly before they will be accepted by your visa application.

  • Labour Law Telephone Numbers

    List of Labour offices in the Kingdom as per regions & provinces, their telephone numbers and the telephone number of Expatriate Workers' Care Dept. at the Ministry. all expatriate workers have the right to contact the Labour Law offices with any queries and/or complaints that you might have.

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