Riyadh Chamber launches free program to train 1,000 Saudi youth in digital marketing

Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry is launching a free training program for a thousand Saudi Arabian nationals. (Mapio.net)
Updated 21 May 2018
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Riyadh Chamber launches free program to train 1,000 Saudi youth in digital marketing

  • Riyadh Chamber is launching a free training program for a thousand Saudi Arabian nationals
  • The step is in line with the framework of free training programs by the Riyadh Chamber to enable job seekers to acquire the skills needed by the labor market

RIYADH: Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry is launching a free training program for a thousand Saudi Arabian nationals of both genders in the field of digital marketing, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.
The step is in line with the chamber’s role to develop and nurture local talent to work in the private sector.
Deputy Chairman of Riyadh Chamber and Chairman of the Human Resources and Labor Market Committee, Mansour bin Abdullah Al-Shathri said the training program of a digital marketing specialist will be launched in June.
The step is in line with the framework of free training programs by the Riyadh Chamber to enable job seekers to acquire the skills needed by the labor market.
He mentioned that the chamber launched a training program last month for 4,000 HR specialists.
He also said they will soon launch a training course in the field of Zakat and tax accounting.
Al-Shathri also added the training program will include more courses that are essential for digital marketing, which has been become widely popular in recent years, in light of rapid technological developments and the increase in influence by social media platforms.


More than 1.25 million foreigners arrested in KSA for flouting residential, labor laws

In this file photo, expatriate workers are seen outside a Labor Ministry office in Riyadh to fix their status in the Kingdom. In the past seven months, Saudi authorities have arrested more than 1.25 foreigners for violating residential and labor laws. (AFP)
Updated 19 June 2018
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More than 1.25 million foreigners arrested in KSA for flouting residential, labor laws

  • Of the total arrested, 931,069 were violators of residential regulations,  218,897 for flouting labor laws and 102,000 tried to gain entry into the Kingdom illegally.
  • The crackdown started on November 16 last year and ended on June 14.

JEDDAH: More than 1.25 million people were arrested in Saudi Arabia for violating residential, labor and border security regulations during the Kingdom’s months-long campaign.

The crackdown, which started on November 16 last year and ended on June 14, saw the arrests of 1,251,966 people in the joint security field campaign across the Kingdom. Those arrested included 931,069 violators of residential regulations, 218,897 for flouting labor laws and 102,000 violators of border security regulations.

The total number of people arrested attempting to cross the Kingdom’s borders stood at 19,233 people. Of those arrested, 54 percent were Yemenis, 43 percent Ethiopian, and 3 percent from other nations. 

The Kingdom also arrested 790 people who tried to leave the Kingdom illegally.

There were 2,167 people who were arrested for harboring and transporting violators of labor and security border regulations, and 415 citizens were arrested for transporting and sheltering expatriates violating regulations. Regulatory measures were taken against 388 citizens who were subsequently released. 

The number of expatriates currently detained stands at 10,245, including 8,817 men and 1,428 women. Immediate penalties were imposed on 221,404 violators while 177,329 violators were referred to their respective diplomatic missions for travel documents and 327,034 were deported.