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.


Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

Updated 25 min 40 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

  • The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting
  • Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as part of US President Donald Trump’s long–awaited Israel–Palestine peace plan. 

The Peace to Prosperity conference, to be hosted on June 25–26 in cooperation with the US, has already been rebuffed by Palestinian officials and business leaders, who want their political demands met by any proposed solution to the conflict.

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting.

The Saudi minister of economy and planning, Mohammed bin Majid Al–Tuwaijri, will attend, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Abu Dhabi would also send a delegation.

The Palestinian Authority has boycotted American peace efforts since late 2017, when Trump decided to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognized the latter as the capital of Israel, reversing decades of US policy.

The Trump administration has sought to enlist support from Arab governments.

But Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands, which include affirming East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, the right of return for refugees, and a freeze on Israeli settlement construction.