JEDDAH — King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah will localize more than 1,500 jobs at foreign airlines and ground service companies operating at the airport, Madinah Arabic newspaper reported on Saturday.
Director General of Jeddah airport Eng. Abdullah Al-Raimi called on all companies working at the airport to quickly replace foreign workers with Saudis in jobs limited to citizens.
A memo to this effect was recently circulated to all companies and operators at the airport.
The Executive Committee for Saudization at the airport will carry out inspection tours with the participation of a number of government agencies. Fines will be imposed in case of failure to comply with the instructions to localize jobs restricted to Saudis.
Al-Raimi stressed that companies, airlines, agents and ground service operators at King Abdulaziz Airport must quickly replace foreign workers with Saudis in jobs limited to citizens.
Official spokesman of King Abdulaziz Airport and Director of Public Relations and Information Turki Al-Thiib said the airport administration is making all efforts to bring qualified Saudi youth to various jobs and make sure to raise the rate of Saudization.
The Saudization Committee carries out surprise inspections.