Saudi work force in private sector rises by 10%

RISING NUMBERS: The number of female Saudi employees in the private sector reached more than 499,000, accounting for 29 percent of the total. (SPA)
Updated 07 July 2016
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Saudi work force in private sector rises by 10%

RIYADH: The number of Saudi males and females employed in the private sector rose in 2015 by more than 10 percent compared to the previous year, a local publication reported.
The annual statistics for the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) said the number of Saudi workers in the private sector reached more than 1.738 million male and female workers, which means that the number of employees rose by 188,986 from the number in 2014 which totaled to 1.5 million.
The statistics showed that the number of males working in the private sector in 2015 reached to 1.239 million, accounting for 71 percent of the total number of Saudis in the same sector, while the number of female Saudi employees reached more than 499,000, accounting for 29 percent of the total.
Statistics by SAMA, which based its data and information on figures from the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, revealed that male and female Saudis working in the private sector represent 16 percent of the total number of employees in the sector, exceeding 10.5 million workers.
Riyadh acquired the major share in the recruitment of nationals in the private sector, with the total of Saudi workers exceeding 671,000, representing 38 percent, while the Eastern Province occupied second place in the recruitment of nationals in the private sector by 23 percent.
Makkah came in third in the recruitment of nationals in the private sector, with 395,000 male and female Saudi workers, representing 22 percent at the level of the Kingdom.


Sharm El-Sheikh main road named after King Salman

Updated 26 April 2019
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Sharm El-Sheikh main road named after King Salman

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt: The main road in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh has been named after King Salman, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Maj. Gen. Khaled Fouda, governor of South Sinai, made the announcement during a ceremony to mark the 37th anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day.

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Egypt Osama Nugali, who is also the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the Arab League, participated in the event.

Nugali thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for bestowing the honor on King Salman.