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Find the latest job vacancies in Riyadh with Randstad MENA. Whether you’re looking for your first job in Saudi Arabia's capital, or want to move up to a senior position, we can help you find, interview for, and secure a role that fits your personality and career goals.

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Once one of our clients gives us a vacancy to fill, our recruitment team sets to work, finding the best person for the job. If you've spotted a job that you think you'd be great at, your best option is to apply via our website.


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The climate, career development opportunities, tax incentives, plus the change of lifestyle are all appealing factors when it comes to working aboard. For more insight into searching for jobs in the Saudi Arabia, visit our Career Hub.

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From start-ups with a handful of employees to multi-national companies with thousands on their payroll, we’ve got the latest and greatest Riyadh job vacancies on our website.

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We work with many big-name companies, as well as many innovative local start-ups. Whether your background is in sales or marketing, IT, HR, legal, FMCG, or the oil industry, we're likely to have a role that fits to your ambition and skillset. 

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Saudi Arabia has achieved tremendous growth, yet its future potential is even greater. We help Saudi companies to find the staff that helps them unlock new innovations in areas such as technology, retail, manufacturing, Islamic banking, and more.

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The Riyadh job market can be competitive, and job seekers who are currently located aboard are encouraged to build their online presence in order to stand out. Policies which are aimed to provide more employment to Saudi Nationals have affected the overall hiring situation, although skilled professionals will still find opportunities available in the oil industry, healthcare, teaching, and IT.

background on riyadh.

Riyadh is the capital and the most populous city of Saudi Arabia, as well as the capital of Riyadh Province, and part of the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama. The city is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to more than 6 million people. Riyadh has experienced very high rates of population growth in recent decades, expanding from 150,000 residents in the 1960s. According to a recent census, the population of Riyadh is composed of 65% Saudi families and 35% expatriates.

The city is divided into 15 municipal districts, managed by the Municipality of Riyadh, and headed by the mayor of Riyadh, and the Development Authority of Riyadh which is chaired by the governor of the Province. Riyadh is now the administrative and commercial hub of Saudi Arabia; home to many regional and national corporate office headquarters.  

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Saudi Arabia is the highest paying country for most positions, compared to its Middle Eastern neighbors, especially for those from Western Europe and North America. Unlike in the UAE, expatriates still have some degree of leverage in negotiating a ‘hardship’ allowance in Saudi Arabia, and many ask for a 20-30% salary uplift in order to take a position. Many companies will not offer this pay automatically, so job seekers will need to state their salary demands and stick to them.

Expat jobs in Riyadh often provide comprehensive benefits packages, including a yearly flight, accommodations or an accommodation allowance, car allowance, health insurance, schooling for children, and contract completion bonuses. Due to the provision of these benefits and a tax-free salary, many workers are able to save a large portion of their wages each month.

working hours in riyadh.

The working week in Riyadh varies between 40 and 48 hours, depending on company policy. Office hours are usually from 8.30 or 9.00 am to 5.30 or 6.00 pm, but some local Saudi companies choose to split the working day into two, usually from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm, with a second shift between 4.00 to 7.00 pm.

As Friday is the Muslim day of rest, the working week in Riyadh runs from Sunday to Thursday, and the weekend falls on Friday and Saturday. In the month of Ramadan, the working day is reduced to six hours. Government offices are open between 7.30 am to 2.30 pm, and banking hours are from 8 am until noon, and then from 5 pm to 8 pm. It’s important to take into account the five daily prayer times, as well as Islamic holidays.

how to get a job in riyadh.

Expatriates will still have a substantial role to play in the Saudi Arabian workforce for many years to come, although there will undoubtedly be changes in the number of people employed and the type of skills that they are expected to bring. Managerial, professional, and particularly technology experience will be in strong demand for the next few decades.

If you’d like to apply for a job in Riyadh, there are many options available to you, including applying directly to companies, searching on online job boards, and joining networking sites. Working with a recruitment firm is a common option, and still one of the best ways to procure a job within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

While Randstad MENA cannot offer job seekers one-on-one advice or walk-in appointments at this time, we encourage job seekers to submit their CV to us, or apply to one of our advertised vacancies.  

visa requirements.

Visa requirements for Riyadh are constantly evolving, and differ depending on your country of origin. We advise that you check with the Saudi Arabian embassy in your home country for more information.

If you are taking up work in Riyadh, your sponsor, which is normally your employer, will arrange the necessary visas and permits for you to legally live and work in the city. They will be able to help you with the required documents.

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You can find specialised CV, interview, and career advice, tailored for the world of work in Riyadh and the wider Gulf region, in our Career Hub


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