No visas for firms not registered with Saudi Post

Updated 22 August 2013

No visas for firms not registered with Saudi Post

Companies that fail to join or activate the national address service with Saudi Post will be banned from recruitment, beginning from Dul Qaada 1 (Sept. 7), the Labor Ministry warned on Saturday.
It urged all companies to speed up their efforts to receive the service before the deadline to benefit from its various advantages.
Access to all other services of the ministry would also be linked with postal service activation, beginning Jan. 2, it said. “This measure will also be linked with the Nitaqat system,” it added.
“The acceptance of applications for recruitment will depend on whether the firm has registered or activated the national postal service,” said Labor Minister Adel Fakeih.
The ministry had signed an agreement with Saudi Post to renew and upgrade the addresses of private firms. The postal address will help labor inspectors locate a firm quickly and give it summons in case of a labor dispute. “It will also support the ongoing labor correction process,” the minister said.
Meanwhile, the World Bank said knowledge economy projects in the Kingdom would create 700,000 new jobs.
The bank called for greater investments in knowledge economy to fight unemployment in the Arab region.

Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019

Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.