The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) announced the start of implementing the decision to Saudise the optical sector effective from Saturday, March 18 in all regions of the Kingdom. This was after the end of the grace period granted by the ministry to Saudise optical professions in all private sector establishments where there are four or more workers.
This move to implement 50 percent Saudisation in some optical professions, which are specified in the target occupations table of the ministry, is expected to create 1000 jobs for Saudis. These professions include medical optometrist and eyeglasses technician.
It is required that Saudi workers in the professions are required to have obtained accreditation in their respective health specialities.
This move comes as a continuation of the ministry’s efforts aimed at providing a stimulating and productive work environment for male and female citizens and increasing their level of participation in the labour market and enhancing their contribution to the economic system.