By a Staff Writer
Wednesday 26 December 2001
Last Update 26 December 2001 12:00 am
JEDDAH, 26 December — Muhammad Al-Fayez, minister of civil service, has said that 15,000 jobs will be created in the education, health and social care sectors next year in light of the budget projections for 2002. This is in addition to many job opportunities created on the basis of "work and pay" in some government departments.
Commenting on the budget projections, Al-Fayez said 60 percent of the more than 650,000 men and women working as civil servants do so in the education sector. There are 60,000 vacant positions in the government sector.
The minister also commended the new allocation for the Real Estate Development Fund, which will significantly boost the real estate sector. The minister said 86,000 temporary teachers will be made permanent from Jan. 1.
The creation of 369 schools and colleges and 15 hospitals will create job opportunities for qualified young people.