Saudi transport committee calls for reduced Saudization quota

trucks-shutterstock_231380149newss45f5sf54sf45sf54Saudi Arabia’s National Committee for Land Transport has reportedly called for a reduction in the sector’s Saudisation requirements due to a shortage of workers.Saudi Gazette cites committee chairman Bandar Al-Jabiry as saying that a labour ministry mandate forcing transport companies to give 15 to 20 per cent of jobs to Saudis was not realistic.
“Most land transport companies are ready to pay attractive salaries if the ministry supplies qualified Saudi drivers. Our efforts to attract Saudis to the sector have failed,” he said, arguing the sector was rejected by Saudis because of the difficulty of the work.