SCTA, Labor Ministry ink Saudization agreement

Updated 18 March 2015

SCTA, Labor Ministry ink Saudization agreement

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) and the Labor Ministry signed an agreement on Tuesday for setting out an executive program to Saudize jobs in the tourism and heritage sector.
The ministry will estimate job opportunities in the sector until 2020 and set out 56 programs to employ Saudis. SCTA President Prince Sultan bin Salman and Labor Minister Adel Fakeih witnessed the signing ceremony.
Prince Sultan has revealed that serious steps are being taken by the Kingdom to finance investments in national tourism in line with a bold new vision for this important sector.
The SCTA head pointed out that a number of programs to develop the sector have been drafted, and will soon be ready for submission to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to officially endorse them. “The most important development will involve the project to develop Al-Aqeer to the east of the Kingdom. The project will also include the establishment of a national Tourism Investment Company that is to be entirely owned by the state,” he said.
Prince Sultan bin said that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has given strong directions to the finance and other related ministries to speed up the development process of the tourism sector in view of the historical and economic stability that the Kingdom currently enjoys relative to other countries in the unstable region, making it a unique destination that can attract large investments.

Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019

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.