Challenges and Strategies in Tackling the Issues of Structural Unemployment in Saudi Arabia: a Vision 2030
Mohammed H Alwethainani1, Zuraina Dato Mansor2

1Mohammed Alwethainani, Department of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
2Zuraina Dato Mansor, Department of Economics and Management, University Putra Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 27 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 04 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 December 2019 | PP: 864-868 | Volume-8 Issue-3S2 October 2019 | Retrieval Number: C12491083S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C1249.1083S219
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Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyze and review the current unemployment crisis in Saudi Arabia and alternative schemes that might be designed to reduce structural unemployment in Saudi Arabia. Localization of the workforce is one of the major initiatives taken by the Saudi government to reduce the unemployment of their local work force. The current study comprehensively reviewed the effectiveness of the measure called by the Saudi regime. The data and information are collected using secondary data which are government reports, website, as well as past research. Literature indicated that the incorporation of the workforce initiatives has significantly reduced the unemployment of the Saudi work force. Yet the trouble still exists, and Saudi government and policy makers still required developing more efficient strategies to cope with the situation. The Kingdom has never hit 100 percent employment due to various factors including the nature of the labour market. It was also suggested that the continuous issue for this structural unemployment is because there are still large number of expatriates in many organizations in the Saudi even after the government has implemented the Saudization program.
Keywords: Alternative Solution, Localization, Vision 2030, Structural Unemployment.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences