Labor inspectors won’t raid homes

Updated 06 November 2013

Labor inspectors won’t raid homes

The Ministry of Labor would only inspect companies and not private homes, it said in a statement issued on Saturday.
This assurance comes in the wake of rumors that government ministries plan to raid the homes of citizens and expatriates looking for illegal workers on Monday, the day after the amnesty ends.
"The ministry does not intend to organize campaigns to inspect homes with the help of women officials," said Hattab Al-Enezi, the ministry's spokesman, in the statement. Expatriates and citizens have every right to stop inspectors from entering their homes, he said.
Al-Enezi said Interior Ministry officials would be looking for expatriates without valid residence permits, while labor officials, with provincial committees, would check for violations of labor and Saudization rules in line with regulations issued by the Council of Ministers.
Al-Enezi said inspectors must introduce themselves and show their identification cards if they want to enter a company's premises. They should also explain to company owners how they plan to proceed and what information they need.
He said inspectors are not allowed to abuse employers or employees and say anything that would damage a company's reputation. They are empowered to speak to employers and employees individually or in a group, on any matter related to the implementation of regulations, he said.

GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

Updated 26 June 2019

GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

RIYADH: The General Authority for Entertainment (GEA) launched its “Entertainment Pioneers” program, in partnership with the Initiatives Center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (Misk).

The program aims to prepare citizens, and especially fresh graduates, to work with the most renowned international companies in the field of entertainment, to gain experience, develop their skills in the field, and enable them to integrate this sector and contribute to its development and prosperity.

The program is part of GEA’s strategy to develop the sector of entertainment in accordance with the best international standards, and to provide it with qualified national competencies in this field, to meet the objectives of the Quality of Life program, a basic part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The first stage of the program will kick off in collaboration with a leading American entertainment company that employs 44,000 people worldwide, and that has a record of more than 30,000 entertainment programs and 100 festivals, with its sales surpassing of 500 million tickets per year.

In addition, various international companies are participating in the event, in order to train Saudis in the tasks of planning, organization and management of entertainment programs and projects.

As part of its plans to develop and increase the size of local content in the entertainment sector, GEA is launching several other initiatives to train Saudi cadres develop their skills, and to integrate the job market especially in small and medium enterprises in the field of entertainment.

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