I think many readers have heard of a country like Saudi Arabia. About chess, about oil deposits, incredible prices in this country and, after all, skyscrapers in this country at every turn. In addition to the capital of Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), special attention should be paid to the city of Jeddah. And about the features of this city, as well as work in it later in the article.
Jeddah is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia. Plus, this city is considered the “economic capital” of the country. In addition to all Jobs in Jeddah to provide an opportunity to earn a lot of money. That is why tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of foreigners come here every year to look for work. Jeddah has a population of over 3 million. An interesting fact about the city is that its name is translated from Arabic as “grandmother”. And the most famous place in the city is the Jeddah Tower, which is set to become the tallest skyscraper in the world in the near future.
How to look for a job in Jeddah
Jeddah is not only a rich and vast city. But also quite multicultural, despite the fact that more than 80 percent of the population are Arabs. Therefore, foreigners should respect Arab traditions.
Before looking for a job in Jeddah, keep in mind that in Jeddah, as in Saudi Arabia in general, foreign immigrants are not very happy with particularly low-skilled. Therefore, the government sets annual so-called quotas for the number of foreign workers. And if companies that hire foreign workers do not comply with this quota, they face huge fines, and foreigners who are outside the quota in addition to the fine may face deportation.
However, there are unskilled foreign workers in Jeddah, and most of them are from Africa, Asia and Europe. However, it should be said that illegal immigrants in Jeddah as well as in Saudi Arabia in general are not liked. In general, various restrictions are imposed on illegals in this country, even deportation.
Looking for a job in Jeddah is recommended through special platforms and websites. It is important to find an employer who will act as a sponsor and help with all costs and visas. Speaking of visas. In Saudi Arabia, it is called Iqama), but to obtain it you must have an employment contract concluded in advance with the employer, in addition, it is necessary to have the appropriate education given the profession in which the foreigner will work, and must undergo a full medical examination. Also, a visa is issued for a certain period, which must first be clarified with the employer. It will also be important for foreign workers to know that leaving Jeddah and Saudi Arabia in general only with the consent of the company employing the foreigner or local authorities, even a special passport of a foreigner is often kept by the employer. Employers’ requirements for foreign workers are generally standard
- knowledge of a foreign language
- availability of higher education and relevant qualifications
- availability of experience, etc.
How to find a job in Jeddah
Foreigners often look for work through special agencies. With the help of such companies, employers quickly find foreign workers whose professions are in demand in Saudi Arabia. Employees may also be charged a so-called brokerage fee of 10 to 30 percent of the foreigner’s annual salary. Looking for a job in Jeddah on your own is not a banal thing for a long time. The most popular companies that hire foreigners are Saudi Aramco and Saudi Telecom Company.
Work in Jeddah
The most popular activities in Jeddah are, oil industry and medical sphere.
But office workers, such as accountants, are also popular: their average salary is $ 2,500 a month. A car mechanic can count on more than $ 1,500. A financial analyst earns about $ 3,000, a builder more than $ 1,500, a teacher $ 2,000 and a firefighter $ 2,000. Men in Jeddah often work as builders or office workers, and girls as fitness trainers or models. An interesting feature of the work schedule in almost all Arab countries is that it is here from Sunday to Thursday.