An Important Decision for Expatriate Workers in Saudi Arabia: Details and Mechanism of Career Transition


The Saudi Ministry of Human Resources decided to implement the second phase of amending the job transition mechanism for expatriate workers in the Kingdom, through the official announcement on its website.

This decision aims to promote the interest of expatriate workers and improve their working conditions in Saudi Arabia. In this article, we will discuss the details of the decision and the new transition mechanism that expatriate workers must follow.

Resolution details:

Enabling expatriate workers to move easily:

The new job transfer mechanism for expatriate workers in Saudi Arabia requires that the worker be able to transfer to a new employer without the need to receive unpaid financial compensation from the previous employer before moving. With this decision, expatriate workers will be able to improve their financial situation and avoid financial hoarding resulting from not receiving the compensation due in a timely manner.

The obligation of the new employer to pay financial compensation:

The new mechanism requires the new employer in Saudi Arabia to pay the financial compensation due to the worker, starting from the date he takes the job. This enhances the rights of expatriate workers and guarantees their financial entitlement on a regular basis without delay.

Public interest for expatriate workers in Saudi Arabia:

Implementation of this decision is in the interest of all parties involved. Where the accumulation of financial dues from the current employer is stopped, which serves the public interest of expatriate workers in the Kingdom. Thus, the new employer will not bear the burdens of debts accumulated by expatriate workers for a previous period before they benefited from his services.

Improving the flexibility of transferring jobs between establishments:

For its part, this decision contributes to enhancing the flexibility of job transfer procedures between establishments in Saudi Arabia, and thus works to create an attractive labor market. The second phase of developing the job transition mechanism comes as part of the policies and services of the Ministry of Human Resources, which seeks to achieve the objectives of the labor market strategy, enhance its efficiency and protect the rights of expatriate workers in the Kingdom.

With this important decision, the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources places the interest of expatriate workers at the center of its priorities. By strengthening the job transition mechanism and improving working conditions, the Kingdom is looking forward to creating a suitable and attractive work environment for expatriate workers, and to promote stability and sustainable development in the private sector.

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