Saudi Labor Ministry announces plan to professionalize non-profit sector jobs

Updated 17 March 2017
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Saudi Labor Ministry announces plan to professionalize non-profit sector jobs

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development said it will professionalize the main occupations in the non-profit sector and add 60,000 job opportunities, Al-Madinah newspaper reported Wednesday.
Ministry Undersecretary Salem Al-Daini was quoted by the newspaper as saying initiatives will be launched with the aim of training 50 percent of those working in the sector by 2020.
He said the ministry also aims to ensure all private charitable societies adhere to the ministry’s developed governance system by 2020.
The ministry will also have those working in social development centers trained on the concepts and tools of governance and will carry out inspections to make sure private societies are committed to implementing the standards of governance.
He said the governance standards for private entities are drafted and developed as per the Private Societies and Institutions System, by law and in accordance with the best international practices, adding that applying the standards will improve the sector and increase opportunities. It will also help to identify shortcomings and lead to the sustainable success of private societies.
A survey by the King Khaled Charitable Society that included non-profit organizations in different parts of the country concluded that 54 percent of the participants thought the sector would not be able to increase its contribution to the national gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030.

 


Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.