SAUDI ARABIA

 

Labor Reform Program Leads To Expulsion Of 300,000 Foreign Workers, Raising Saudi Wages

 

Saudi Arabia has taken drastic measures to counter the threat of unemployment by launching its “Nitaqat” labor reform program with the aim of replacing expatriate workers with Saudi employees. It has since November, when an amnesty to regularize papers expired, expelled thousands of low-paid migrant workers, mainly from South Asia and poorer Arab and African...