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Check which 35 category jobs Filipino not allowed in Saudi Arabia now

Check which 35 category jobs Filipino not allowed in Saudi Arabia now

Overseas Filipino people (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia will be unable to renew their house allow if they work in any of 35 job categories affected.

Among these affected are Filipino human aid professionals, pharmacists and safety guards, in accordance to GMA News Online.

Applicants expecting lets in for the stated positions will also be affected.

Earlier this year, Saudi Minister of Labor and Social Development Ahmed bin Suleiman Al-Rajhi issued a decree to restrict work in forty one things to do in Madinah to Saudi nationals.

More than 300,000 Filipinos working in Saudi Arabia are expected to be affected with the aid of the new rule. The Philippine Department of Labour and Employment has provided affected OFWs with economic and livelihood assistance.

Philipino Expatriates are banned from working in these sectors or jobs:

Watch shops

Optical stores

Medical tools stores

Electrical shops

Electronics shops

Car spare phase outlets

Building fabric shops

Outlets promoting all sorts of carpets

Car shops

Mobile shops

Home furniture shops

Office furnishings shops

Ready-made garment shops

Sale retailers of garments

Children garments shops

Men’s resources shops

Household utensils shops

Pastry shops

Closed markets

Commercial centres


Non-government organisations

Hospitality and Tourism sector, including:

Light-vehicle driver

Order taker

Safety and safety officer

Food service employee

Telephone operator

Data-entry clerk

Administrative clerk


General services supervisor

Room provider supervisor

Maintenance supervisor

Sales and advertising and marketing supervisor

Safety and protection supervisor

Tourism programs supervisor

Front workplace supervisor

Supervisor of phone operators


Director of security and safety

Acting director

Maintenance manager

Room carrier manager

Customer provider manager

Administrative manager

Sales and advertising representative

Director of tourism programs

Director of the the front office

Director of personnel relations



Author: Syed Ameer   

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