New center to provide information about Saudi Arabia, aimed at international media

Updated 28 August 2017
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New center to provide information about Saudi Arabia, aimed at international media

JEDDAH: A new communications center will broadcast information about Saudi Arabia to regional and international media.
The International Communication Center is aimed at strengthening relations with international media and adopting a policy of openness, the Ministry of Culture and Information said. It will have an associated Twitter account and will broadcast in English, French and German.
The center “will periodically broadcast information and documented facts about the events, humanitarian actions and services that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia performs,” the ministry said.
It can be contacted by phone on 00966595455467, by e-mail on [email protected] and on the Twitter account @CICSaudi.


Saudi women now occupy nearly half of retail jobs, says report

The number of Saudi women in sales was 125,505 by the end of 2018’s third quarter, giving them a 48 percent market share of the national workforce in this sector. (Supplied)
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Saudi women now occupy nearly half of retail jobs, says report

  • The total number of male Saudis in sales increased by 15 percent to 134,692 by the end of the third quarter of 2018, from 116,589 at the end of the first quarter of 2017

JEDDAH: The number of nationals working in the retail sector has risen to 260,000 and 48 percent of them are women, according to data issued by the General Authority for Statistics.
Around 44,000 Saudis joined the sales sector between the end of the first quarter of 2017 and the end of 2018’s third quarter, representing an increase of around 20 percent.
A labor market bulletin said the total number of sales staff in the Kingdom was 537,281, of which 48.4 percent were Saudis. The remaining workers were foreigners.
The bulletin also said that the number of Saudi women in sales was 125,505 by the end of 2018’s third quarter, giving them a 48 percent market share of the national workforce in this sector.
The total number of male Saudis in sales increased by 15 percent to 134,692 by the end of the third quarter of 2018, from 116,589 at the end of the first quarter of 2017.
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development announced it would be providing Saudis with job opportunities in an attempt to reduce unemployment, especially in sales roles, the Saudi Press Agency reported.