Indian embassy participating in Saudi Arabia's job fair - 'Job Status Correction Fair' by Riyadh Chamber of Commerce from June 22-26 2013

The Indian embassy in Riyadh is taking part in a job fair to assist Indians who are looking for work after being affected by the new Nitaqat law which makes it mandatory for local firms to hire one Saudi national for every 10 migrant workers.

In a statement, the embassy said 200 companies have approached it in the past two months to recruit Indian workers. The 'Job Status Correction Fair' is being organised by Riyadh Chamber of Commerce in Riyadh from June 22-26. The main aim of the event is to give a chance to those workers who have been affected by the new Nitaqat law


In an Official news statement the embassy requested those Indian nationals who have not corrected their job status till date, to avail this opportunity at Riyadh Exhibition Center .A significant number of Indian workers have already availed these offers and are in the process of changing their company or job, the statement added.

At the Indian stall, documents of those wanting to obtain new passports will be checked at the counters.

The Indian pavilion also has five counseling desks. The officers at these desks advise workers how to go about processing their iqama transfers. Around 100,000 Indian workers are going through the process under the amnesty scheme.

Read more about this on major online news portals:
www.business-standard.com
Arabnews.com
www.deccanchronicle.com
economictimes.indiatimes.com

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