Saudi Aramco’s Contractors Saudization initiative is in line with government directives pertaining to Saudization. Examples of these directives include:

Labor Law

The Ministry of Labor has announced the new labor law which is now in effect.

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Decision 50

In 1994 the Council of Ministers announced a law governing the Saudization of the private sector. It calls for increases in the Saudization levels of contractor workforces. Decision 50 addresses a contractor’s Saudization level of the company as a whole

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Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority (SAGIA)

SAGIA is responsible for managing the investment environment in the Kingdom. Its objective is to achieve rapid and sustainable economic growth by creating a pro-business environment, providing comprehensive services to investors and fostering investment opportunities in key sectors of the economy, including energy, transportation and knowledge-based industries.

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Information contained in this Guide provides a framework for human resources administration within the contractor company and is offered primarily as a guide. Concerned contractors may tailor it to suite their own operations. The guidelines enable the contractor company’s management and employees to fulfill their duties and responsibilities effectively by providing guidance for decision-making.

This guide includes the following sections:

  • Saudization Planning
  • Sample Human Resources Guidelines — to assist contractor companies in attracting, employing, developing, and retaining qualified Saudi employees.
  • Saudization Support Resources — partial listing of support services provided by government and private organizations to help defray and contain costs.

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