New plan to boost Saudization

The projects will entail developing recruitment mechanisms so the sectors depend entirely on the local market. (SPA)
Updated 14 August 2016
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New plan to boost Saudization

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development is in the process of coming up with six vital projects aimed at increasing the Saudization of the labor market by giving more job opportunities to Saudis in different work fields, a source said.
The projects will entail developing recruitment mechanisms so the sectors depend entirely on the local market, applying professional tests to support technological and technical specialties, reducing the cost difference between employing Saudis and foreigners, resorting to the guided Saudization of jobs, developing employment mechanisms and channels, and finally implementing a balanced Nitaqat.
The projects will be announced soon, said the source.
The most important objective of these projects is to reduce the difference in cost when it comes to hiring Saudis, as opposed to foreign labor.
Pertinent bodies will review all the cost involved and recruit only skilled foreign labor in various business sectors.


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.