SAUDI ARABIA

All employees of security service firms must be Saudis: Public Prosecution

July 07, 2022

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution has pointed out that the law requires all workers in security companies including those on guard duty to be Saudi nationals.

The procedures for assigning employment to private civil security companies and institutions, including pilgrim accommodations, are subject to stringent security standards and controls, the Public Prosecution affirmed.

It warned that violating Saudization rules in appointment procedures entails accountability and the Public Prosecution shall initiate necessary action against the violator.

The Public Prosecution, through its official account on Twitter, stated that all employees in private companies and institutions providing security guard services as well as all civil guards must be Saudi nationals.

Whoever violates the system will be punished with several penalties, including a warning, temporary closure of the institution for a period of up to one month, a fine of up to SR50,000 and cancellation of the license, depending on the severity of the violation.

The Council of Ministers has prevented ministries and governmental and semi-governmental establishments from reaching contracts with the civil security guard establishments who pay less than SR4,500 in monthly wages to employees working for them as security and safety workers and are registered with Social Insurance.


July 07, 2022
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