BRJ celebrates a decade of jobs creation



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Published — Saturday 21 September 2013

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Bab Rizq Jameel (BRJ) celebrated 10 years of creating jobs for Saudis at a special event held at Abdul Latif Jameel headquarters on Thursday.
Minister of Labor Adel Fakeih, the guest of honor, launched the BRJ's new website, which includes new features for job seekers, training programs and electronic marketing outlets for owners of small projects.
The attendees included Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, the chief job creation officer at BRJ; Ibrahim Badaud, director of Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiative (ALJCI); Abdul Rahman Al-Fihaid, executive director of BRJ Saudi Arabia, and other senior officials and dignitaries.
Fakeih praised BRJ for its activities to establish small and medium businesses, and technical and vocational training companies.
He said BRJ created more than 350,000 jobs over the past 10 years and established 25 branches with 500 Saudi staff across the Kingdom.
Jameel told Arab News that a lot more needs to be done. “We have so many job opportunities. There is a vast capacity for doing good things in this country, because once you start doing something good everyone will come out and help. This is not only the work of Bab Rizq Jameel but also of the whole community, business and the Labor Ministry,” he said.
He said the plan is to look at creating jobs in the creative industry because of the current potential in this sector. He said there are thousands of jobs available for Saudis in the industry.
The BRJ, the ministry and other agencies had created 58,440 jobs in 2012.
Al-Fihaid said that since 2003 until June 2013, BRJ created 167,262 jobs in the Kingdom and 35,000 jobs in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey.
He said more than 41 companies participated in a small business job creation contest, which Markaz Gadha Al-Madinah Liltuhad won, taking the first prize of SR250,000, Golden Rawdha Al-Sharq the second prize of SR150,000 and Golden Lens Studio the third prize of SR100,000.

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