Monday, January 8, 2018

Jeddah Construction Workers

Much of Saudi Arabia's hard labor force has for decades been imported from poorer foreign countries. With Saudization of the work force, I am not sure how this will affect this segment of the population.  Saudization aims to replace foreign workers with Saudi nationals in an effort to reduce the amount of unemployment.  I heard that a million foreign workers left Saudi Arabia for good during this past year, which is evidenced by the large number of vacant apartments and slashed prices in rental properties.


Jerry Mc Kenna said...

That will probably improve working conditions.

Dina said...

This is very interesting. I wish we could do the same.

William Kendall said...

Some benefits and drawbacks either way, I would think.