The Saudi Arabian government has a long history of hiring foreigners to work for it, from former French army officers to tech experts and engineers, but the number of Saudi engineers has grown exponentially since the kingdom entered the global economy in 1979.
In fact, the country now has more than 100,000 engineers in total, and the government has made a conscious effort to hire more foreign nationals to its ranks in recent years.
“The government has been pushing for more foreign engineers to be recruited, especially in the area of telecom engineering,” said Ahmad al-Ghamdi, head of the International Institute for Arab Studies at the University of Jeddah.
“They have been pushing to recruit foreigners for a long time, and they are now starting to see the results.”
“There is a growing trend to recruit people from abroad,” he added.
“Saudi Arabia has been working hard to bring in more foreigners, including engineers from abroad.
Saudi Arabia has had a long relationship with the US, which is one of the top two tech exporters in the world, and this is seen as a way to strengthen the economy and diversify its workforce.”
The rise of Saudi tech companies In recent years, there has been a growing interest in Saudi tech.
The country has been home to a growing number of tech companies since the 1980s.
In 2016, the kingdom opened the country’s first major tech hub, called Al-Aqsa Square, which has since been a popular tourist attraction.
But the government also aims to diversify the countrys economy and hire more engineers and tech workers, and it has invested in several other projects in recent months.
One of the biggest of these was a $25m plan to establish the country s first national research institute in 2019, and a $1.3bn project in 2020 to create a Saudi university.
The government also recently opened the world s first high-speed internet connection in the kingdom, and plans to build more of these facilities in the coming years.
But it has also made efforts to diversification.
It has invested heavily in Saudi startups, which aim to take advantage of the country ‘s vast talent pool and expertise in software development.
A government report published in 2016 estimated that there were more than 10,000 Saudi engineers in the country at the time.
This figure has grown to nearly 20,000.
Saudi Arabia also has a significant tech talent pool, with about 3,000 of the 10,600 employees of Saudi Arabia’s leading technology companies, according to the Saudi Arabian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACI).
“It is very hard to find good talent in Saudi,” said Ahmed al-Hamadi, a lecturer at the Saudi Technical University.
“There are not many opportunities to attract engineers from the Arab world, from other countries, because there are very few opportunities in Saudi.”
In a recent report, SACI estimated that only 1.7% of Saudi Arabian engineers are from outside the country.
This gap has also led to a shortage of Saudi talent in tech, which means Saudi companies have struggled to find skilled engineers to help them in the future.
The Saudi government has attempted to bridge this gap, but said it will need to raise funds for this.
The shortage of engineers has also forced Saudi companies to focus on hiring more local talent.
Al-Hamdi, the director of the international institute at the university, said the government’s focus on recruiting foreign nationals has helped to attract foreign talent.
“They have made a lot of efforts to recruit Saudi engineers, which was very successful,” he said.
“But it has not made the market competitive.
Saudi is not the market.
The market is for Saudi.”‘
We have the best talent’ While Saudi Arabia may be a major technology hub, it also has some of the lowest salaries in the region.
The average salary in the Gulf states is around $2,200 per month, according the World Bank, and while salaries are generally higher in the Middle East, it can still be difficult to find a job in Saudi.
For example, in 2017, Saudi Arabia reported a wage gap of 5.8%, but this gap grew to a whopping 25.4% by 2022, according to the World Business Report, a website that tracks the state of the world economy.
Saudi government statistics show that the country is one among the top five countries in the entire world in terms of average wages.
According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index, Saudi is ranked number six on the global list of countries where the average salary is above $80,000 per year.
This is the same position the kingdom occupied when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated that Saudi’s average salary was $63,000, which makes the average Saudi salary $58,200.
There are also many reasons why Saudi Arabia does not have a thriving tech sector.
The kingdom relies heavily