The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) conducted 18,850 inspection rounds on car rental shops across various regions of the Kingdom to make sure employers comply with the decision aiming to nationalize the car rental sector. The nationalization of the car rental shops which has come into effect since March 18 in all regions of the Kingdom targets specific jobs, namely accounting, supervision, sales, delivery and shipping. Khaled Abalkhail, spokesman for MLSD, said the inspection rounds which were implemented during the period from the date of enforcement until Aug. 4 have uncovered 17,383 law-abiding establishments compared to 573 failing to comply with the decision, During the crackdown, the inspection campaigns detected 670 violations including 499 related to nationalization violations, Abalkhail pointed out. The spokesman urged customers to report violations or submit inquires related to the enforcement of decision through contacting the Customer Service no. (19911) or using the ‘Ma3an Lil Rasd’ app on smart phones. In this respect, the Human Resources Development Fund offers a number of programs that target entities involved in the rental car sector as well as job seekers who are interested to join the industry, which is in a bid to employ qualified Saudi nationals and meet employers’ needs. Additionally, the HRDF supports Saudi workers in the sector by paying part of their salaries and helps those who want to start a vehicle rental business by utilizing the Training & Rehabilitation Program for Small Enterprise Owners and the Incentive Program for Small Enterprise Owners. Moreover, the National Labor Gateway ‘Taqat’ offers several solutions for both job seekers and employers, which is part of the exerted efforts in providing job opportunities for Saudi nationals and serving the business owners to recruit qualified workers in the private sector.