The Effects of Foreign and Illegal Labourers Phenomenon on the Availability of Employment Opportunities for the Saudi Youth in the City of Jeddah

Nayef Al-Ghamri


The current research study emphasizes the effect of the foreign employees on the availability of work opportunities for the Saudi youth as the current situation is exacerbated by the existence of many young female and male Saudi youths who are available for employment but are currently unemployed.Today, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is now facing the problem of huge number of non Saudi workers who are residing and working illegally. Additionally, there are many problems that are caused by foreign workers such as economic, social and health problems. Some of those illegal laborers who do not abide by the Kingdom’s laws and others who earn money from illegal businesses which often leads to money laundering and eventually cause poor performance of the Saudi national economy. The research used a pilot study testing followed by a questionnaire which was sent to 150 managers and customers, yielding one hundred sets of complete data (67% returns). The data represented the responses of both the managers and workers. The questionnaires were distributed among the employees; bank workers were instructed to collect the required information. In analyzing the data, the researcher used the frequencies, percentages and chi - square statistical analytic tools. The result of the study indicated that workers educational and social backgrounds and lack of training were the most important problem of losing the opportunities of Saudi workers for work. The research findings suggest that there should be a stop to the increasing number of illegal foreign workers so as to help the Saudi youths find work and employment opportunities.

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International Journal of Financial Research
ISSN 1923-4023(Print)ISSN 1923-4031(Online)


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