Ministry of Labour Cancels the Yellow Nitaqat Band

The Ministry of Labour and Social Development has announced their decision to cancel the yellow band in the Nitaqat program. This will shift companies who are currently in the yellow band to the red band. They will now be non-compliant and will need to improve their rating.

The decision will stimulate the Nitaqat program and encourage companies to move to the green zones and higher. Thus improve Saudization ratings and employment opportunities for Saudi nationals. 

The change will be effective from 26 January 2020.

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