There are more than eight million foreigners based in the Desert Kingdom, most of them manual laborers from South Asia. Roughly 100,000 foreign residents from Western nations are estimated to be working in Saudi Arabia as well.
These numbers are unlikely to decline in the near future, although the government is busy improving job prospects for its own people, e.g. by investing in the education system and introducing quotas to regulate the number of foreign workers and employees. From November 2012 onwards, employers hiring too many foreigners, instead of Saudis, also have to pay heavy fines. In the long term, these labor laws might have negative consequences for expatriates.
|1||Construction Labour||25||900 SR||Saudi Arabia|