HRDF provides e-solutions to support Saudi entrepreneurs

Updated 09 October 2018
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HRDF provides e-solutions to support Saudi entrepreneurs

  • Through these platforms, the HRDF aims to change the work culture for individuals and the community by promoting and supporting entrepreneurship

JEDDAH: The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) is providing eight solutions to support entrepreneurship and small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs) through its online portal.
The portal offers several online platforms, including Forsa, Tojjar, Financial Solutions, Bahr, Startup Accelerator, Access to Information, Entrepreneur’s Journey, and Apps.
Through these platforms, the HRDF aims to change the work culture for individuals and the community by promoting and supporting entrepreneurship and SMEs as well as empowering individuals to create new jobs in innovative ways.
Services provided by the online platforms offer an interactive guide for entrepreneurs at all stages of their startup projects (from idea to project launch), several financing solutions that serve viable enterprises, services and applications for managing, developing, and operating SMEs, and data and information that help entrepreneurs and enterprises in making important business decisions.
The services of the program also include a startup accelerator for cultivating business ideas through providing mentorship and support, Tojjar e-commerce platform for home-based businesses, Bahr platform for finding freelancers to tackle any job in a timely manner and efficiently, and Forsa platform that gives beneficiaries access to bidding opportunities in their industry.
These services are part of the HRDF’s 9/10ths program. The HRDF has announced that more than 100,000 participants are now registered with 9/10ths since its launch on Aug. 8, 2016.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.