711,000 citizens provided with jobs in last 5 years

Updated 27 September 2015
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711,000 citizens provided with jobs in last 5 years

RIYADH: A report by the Human Resources Development Fund revealed that more than 711,000 male and females Saudis have been employed during the past five years.
The report described the figure as the largest in the field of job nationalization compared to any previous period.
The report asserted the continuous efforts of the fund to support Saudization plans in the coming years through the appropriate initiatives in cooperation with various concerned bodies.
These efforts come to keep abreast of the economic movement in the country, reduce unemployment levels, and to meet the demands of the labor market professionally.
The fund stressed the importance of consistency between training and employment programs, noting the high number of workers in employment centers, at more than 1,000 Saudis.
Meanwhile, the Labor Ministry noted in a recent report that the number of Saudi women employed in the private sector is 466,000, compared to 146,000 expatriate female workers.
The ministry noted the launch of five women's employment programs, including the direct recruitment program, the regulation of women's work in women's supplies stores, the Saudization of women's jobs in the industrial sector, the remote employment program, and the productive families program.
Riyadh region topped the list of women's employment by employing 174,000 females, followed by Makkah (114,000), the Eastern Province (68,000), Madinah (13,000), Qasim (11,000) and Asir (8,500).
The report also pointed to the increased number of the electronic services currently being provided by the ministry, with 20 services, compared to only three services in 1432.
The report also said the online services have been stopped for 11,000 establishments last year for various violations.
About 12 million beneficiaries benefited from the electronic services in one year, said the report.


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.