100,000 visit online job exhibition

Updated 24 March 2015
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100,000 visit online job exhibition

Over 100,000 Saudi job seekers, both male and female, visited the fourth edition of the Electronic Expo for Employment organized by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF).
The five-day online job fair, which recently concluded, sought to electronically connect employers with job seekers in a hassle-free manner to publicize job vacancies for young Saudis.
According to the organizer, there were 16,254 jobs available for Saudis during the event, where 53 firms offered jobs in various professions and specialties.
Mansour Al-Mansour, deputy general director of the HRDF hiring department, said that a total of 100,462 job seekers visited the virtual exhibition, while 49,123 had actually registered, the majority from Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Al-Madinah and Makkah.
Al-Mansour emphasized HRDF’s active support for creating employment opportunities for Saudis. He said the overwhelming response to the fair reflects the keen interest of those seeking to get the right job.
He added that the exhibition is marked by its ability to electronically connect employers with job seekers, helping both job seekers and entrepreneurs in saving time and cost, and increasing the chances of getting a job.
This allows employers to offer job opportunities available directly to the job seekers, and through the presence in a virtual electronic platforms.
“The high quality exhibition also allows businessmen to participate through electronic platforms to show jobs available for job seekers” said Al-Mansour.
It allows job seekers to take advantage of this innovative exhibition to learn about available career opportunities at these companies.
He added that a job seeker can visit the website, www.eliqaat.com, using his or her user name and password.


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.