Added on 08/11/2013
Rob L. Wagner
Abdulmeneem Al-Shehri , Asia , Geography of Saudi Arabia , Illegal immigration , Jeddah , Labor , Ministry of Labor , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Social Issues
ROB L. WAGNER: Although it had been widely anticipated the scale of the recent crackdown in the Kingdom has surprised many people
Added on 30/06/2013
Asia , Fahad Al-Tukhaifi , Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union , Japanese kitchen , Kitchen , Ministry of Labor , Saudi Arabia , Social Issues
At least in restaurants in Saudi Arabia, that’s where women ‘belong’. Arab News reports that the Ministry of Labor still bans women from working as waitresses or cashiers in restaurants, permitting them only to work in kitchens. The reason, of course, is to prevent the ‘mingling’ of the sexes in the workplace. It’s easy to […]
Added on 13/12/2012
Adel Fakieh , Employment , Labor , Ministry of Labor , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A novel approach to solving Saudi Arabia’s ‘national employment’ issue has been suggested by a writer on an Arabic daily
Added on 31/08/2012
Abdullah , Economy , Employment , Ministry of Labor , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Shoura Council , Unemployment
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The Saudi authorities appear to have shut down the Hafiz programme launched with much fanfare last November
Added on 18/04/2012
Economy , Jeddah , Ministry of Labor , Saudi Arabia , Shoura Council , Vocational Training Corporation
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Life’s getting tougher for expatriate workers in Saudi Arabia.
Added on 04/04/2012
Council of Ministers , Employment , Expatriates , GALAL FAKKAR , Jeddah , Ministry of Labor , National Society for Human Rights , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Saudi looks to drop individual employee sponsorship to end rules “so complicated no one knows what’s going on”.
Added on 22/03/2012
Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice , Diana Al-Jassem , Domestic Servants , Foreign Workers , Jeddah , Ministry of Labor , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Saudi government , Tariq Al Maeena , Worker's Rights
CROSSROADS ARABIA: How can Saudi Arabia can continue its system of hiring foreign workers that treats some as slaves – and what is the solution?
Added on 16/03/2012
Domestic Servants , Filipino , Indonesia , Labour , Ministry of Labor , Philippines , Rights , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Saudi Press Agency
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Philippine, Indonesia making “illogical” demands over the pay and conditions their citizens will receive – Saudi Labor Ministry.
Added on 23/01/2012
e-gate , Employment , Governor , Jeddah , Ministry of Labor , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Vocational Training Corporation
CROSSROADS ARABIA: These jobs are all critical to society – they are honest jobs. The one thing they don’t carry, however, is status.
Added on 17/01/2012
Rob L. Wagner
Activist , Arab Spring , English language newspaper , Islam , Islamic feminism , King Abdulaziz University , Middle East , Ministry of Labor , Prophet Muhammad , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Sharia , state law , Tara Umm Omar , The Arab News , Women's Rights
ROB L. WAGNER: There is no proscription in the Quran of women in the workplace but the existing guardianship laws are a major obstacle.
Added on 13/01/2012
America , Central Intelligence Agency , Education , Egypt , Eisenhower , Iran , Japan , Malaysia , Minister of Education , Ministry of Labor , Oil wealth , Richard Nixon , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Tunisia , United States
ABU MUHAMMED: The only thing stopping Saudi from becoming a superpower is Saudi. A nation cannot truly be great until it can educate its own.
Added on 24/08/2011
Rob L. Wagner
Abdullah , Banking , Labor , Ministry of Labor , Ramadan , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Saudization , Shoura Council
ROB L. WAGNER: “We find ourselves sometimes forced to hire Saudis who aren’t qualified,” Jaad says, noting that some Saudis simply walk off the job without finishing their contract…