Only 16 percent of Saudi private sector workforce are Saudis

RIYADH, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Saudi nationals represented about 16 percent of the workforce in the private sector in the third quarter of last year, Al Riyadh local newspaper reported on Wednesday.

According to the Saudi General Organization of Social Insurance, there were 10.26 million employees working in the private sector by the end of September, of which 1.68 million staff were Saudis.

Meanwhile, the organization statistics showed that 48 percent of local workforce in the sector receive less than 800 U.S. dollars as monthly salary.

The ratio of Saudi workforce in the private sector remains low despite measures to make them the preferable option for employers, such as local and foreign trainings and various initiatives for companies that hire locals.

[ Editor:yfs001]