BRJ's Go-Green campaign attracts 200 companies



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Published — Sunday 23 June 2013

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The Go-Green Campaign of Bab Rizq Jameel (BRJ), an initiative of Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives, was a big success as it attracted 200 companies who wanted to be enlisted in the Green category of Nitaqat by employing more Saudis.
Ibrahim Badawood, managing director of ALJ Community Initiatives, said the move was instrumental in creating more than 10,000 jobs for Saudis. “About 60 percent of these young Saudis were women,” he added.
“We encourage private companies and establishments to employ Saudi job seekers to improve their level on Nitaqat program,” Badawood said. BRJ supports such companies by supplying the right human power.
BRJ has been playing a big role in fighting unemployment in the Kingdom. It has created nearly 400,000 job opportunities in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey during the last 10 years, creating a significant difference in the lives of thousands in the region.
BRJ helped private companies through its 27 offices in 24 cities around the Kingdom, Badawood said, adding that his organization was receiving all-out support from the Labor Ministry, the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF), and other government departments. The jobseekers are given training with the support of HRDF.

The Go-Green campaign was launched in April and has been publicized through key satellite channels, including Al Arabiya, Saudi TV channels, MBC, Al Khaleejiah and social media websites.
The companies that registered with the campaign include IDdesign, Rashed Alrashed and sons group, National Food Industries Company, Saudi Electrical Appliances Factory, Key Rent-a-Car, Jeddah Intercontinental, Jeddah Hilton.
The campaign is part of BRJ efforts to create job opportunities through its direct employment program and a continuation of services it has been offering since mid-2003.
During this campaign, BRJ is focusing upon the importance of grassrooting the concept of Saudization, planting trust among owners of private establishment and companies and encouraging them to select skilled candidates from male and female job seekers.
Abdul Rahman Al-Fihaid, executive director of BRJ, said 200 private establishments and companies from all over the Kingdom have joined the campaign. “BRJ is a community initiative that benefits all categories of the private sector,” he pointed out.

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