Saudi Vision 2030 forum to be held in Jordan

Updated 18 April 2019

Saudi Vision 2030 forum to be held in Jordan

AMMAN: Under the guidance of Prince Khalid bin Faisal bin Turki, the Saudi ambassador to Jordan, the embassy will organize the “Saudi Vision 2030, its Cultural and Social Effect” forum next Wednesday.

This will be in cooperation with the Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum (AHSF).

The speakers will be Dr. Mohammed Al-Haizan and Dr. Othman Al-Sini, and Dr. Badr Al-Madi will present the seminar and moderate the dialogue with the audience.  

Valentina Qussisiya, CEO of AHSF, stressed the importance of the forum, which will aim to explore the cultural and social changes resulting from Vision 2030. 

She said that Vision 2030 aims to improve the position of women and ensure their empowerment and participation in economic and social development. 

It will also seek to address a number of areas such as education, health and culture, and establish a foundation to achieve sustainable development, she said. SPA Amman

Abd Al-Salam bin Abdallah Al-’Anzi, a spokesman for the Saudi Embassy in Jordan, said: “This forum is part of the embassy’s belief in the importance of community engagement to cooperate with pioneering cultural and information institutions in Jordan, and the embassy will organize this seminar in participation with the long-established Abdul Hameed Shoman institution, one of the most important Jordanian institutions working on spreading culture and awareness in Jordanian society and the Arab world.” 

Saudi Arabia plans to create 561,000 jobs under new digital employment initiative

Updated 24 April 2019

Saudi Arabia plans to create 561,000 jobs under new digital employment initiative

  • Qiwa program aims to achieve the Vision 2030 goal of reducing unemployment rate to 7 percent

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has revealed ambitious plans to create more than 561,000 private-sector jobs by 2023 as part of a new digital era for the Kingdom’s labor market.

Minister of Labor and Social Development Ahmad Al-Rajhi made the announcement at the launch of the Qiwa online platform, which aims to combine all the country’s employment services under one electronic roof.

Through digitalization, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development hopes to not only boost job opportunities for Saudi men and women, but also improve workplace efficiency and productivity, and attract international investment.

Al-Rajhi said: “The ministry has entered into partnerships and agreements to settle more than 561,000 job opportunities in the private sector until 2023,” and the minister added that 45,000 Saudis had entered the labor market in the last three months.

The new labor force platform will consolidate employment-related e-services already offered to job seekers, employees and employers and plans are in the pipeline to plug a further 71 services into the system.

The Qiwa program aims to provide Saudi government officials with a data mine of statistical information to tackle business challenges facing employers and employees, help create new job opportunities, and achieve the Vision 2030 goal of reducing the country’s unemployment rate to 7 percent. Another key objective is to strategically enhance the Kingdom’s business environment to make it more attractive to local and international investors.

A ministry statement issued to Arab News, said: “The Qiwa platform will have an impact on motivating investors. It will also re-engineer policies and procedures for all services provided to individuals and enterprises on a strong platform that will make a quantum leap in the business world and turn the Saudi market into an attractive market for opportunities and potential for competencies.

“The services are provided in both Arabic and English in order to enable foreign investors to benefit from the services of a strong platform,” the statement added.

The e-services include programs to encourage Saudis to access jobs in their locality by improving the workplace environment and making it more appealing to men and women.

The Kingdom’s public sector is quickly adapting to international standards and labor market demands by digitalizing services, while the ministry is using the latest business management methods to help public organizations increase the competency and productivity of workers while creating a competitive labor market that can partner with the private sector.