Tourism predicted to become largest employment sector

Updated 05 February 2014
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Tourism predicted to become largest employment sector

RIYADH: The year 2014 will witness a fresh boom in the tourism sector in the Kingdom, said Saudi Commission For Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) President Prince Sultan Bin Salman, here on Monday.
The prince was speaking at the Seventh Global Competitiveness Forum which concluded in Riyadh on Monday. He was making the keynote address at a session on “ Developing the Appeal of a Destination” at the forum.
The chairman said that the tourism and heritage sector enjoys the support and patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to develop the sector for the benefit of the nation. Accordingly, he said SCTA would exert all its efforts to improve this sector.
Describing it as the second largest sector to provide employment opportunities, he said some 751,000 people have been employed in the sector in the year 2012. He predicted that this sector would eventually become the largest sector to employ the highest number of workers in the country.


Civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

Updated 21 January 2019
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Civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

  • The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel
  • The training program is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030

JEDDAH: A national program aimed to train public sector employees in the field of human resources management has been inaugurated by the Ministry of Civil Service on Sunday.

The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies,” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel, is in line with the country’s Vision 2030, according to the ministry.

“The Ministry of Civil Service will spare no effort in carrying out the roles entrusted to it to advance administrative development, including the modernization of the working environment in the public sector,” said Minister of Civil Service Suleiman bin Abdullah during the inauguration.

The program will explore best practices in human resources management in the public sector, and will discuss the basic principles of the employee life cycle. It will also train employees on methodologies of workforce planning, how to motivate employees to achieve their career objectives, how to foster a culture of group work, as well as highlight the role of digital technology in human resource.

Only Saudi nationals who have a college degree are eligible to join the program.

Government agencies will nominate the eligible employees, who will then be enrolled in a five-day course on human resource, where their abilities to obtain a certificate from UK-based Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development will be assessed. Successful candidates will finish a one-year training module, consisting of classroom and on-site activities.