Nitaqat: Saudis in private sector up to 1.7 million

Updated 17 October 2015
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Nitaqat: Saudis in private sector up to 1.7 million

JEDDAH: The number of Saudis working in the private sector during 2015 rose to 1.7 million, up from about 700,000 in 2011, while the number of Saudi women working in the sector reached about 400,000 employees, up from only 50,000 four years ago.
Ibrahim Al-Mouaikel, director general of the Human Resources Development Fund (HADAF), attributed the rise to the introduction of Nitaqat in 2012 alongside a number of programs and initiatives to support the training and employment of Saudis in the private sector.
Highlighting the future of the labor market at the King Saud University, Al-Mouaikel said the fund is currently working on introducing a new automated system, while the summer program “will be a prerequisite and main program as per the agreement between the Education Ministry and the fund.”
He said that the prevalence of ghost Saudization was a crime and those who rely on such practices were harming the economy.
Some of the most important programs and initiatives offered by the fund include the 3rd Determination Award, programs that aim to help job seekers and students, the summer program and the professional guidance program.


Saudi Arabia gears up for live music festival during E-Prix race

Updated 21 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia gears up for live music festival during E-Prix race

  • International and Arab musicians are set to perform
  • The event will be held at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will be hosting a three-day music festival during the Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix in December.

International and Arab musicians are set to perform for fans to celebrate the first staging of the Formula E race.

The event will be held at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah where six major artists will be performing each night from December 13, 14 and after the race itself on December 15.

“The ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix is set to be the hottest ticket in town for so many reasons, from breath-taking electric racing, to entertainment, to culture. Soon everyone will find out who is coming, and we can promise a festival of music that offers fans, friends and families an unmissable experience,” Vice-Chair of the Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal, said.

“We suggest fans avoid the rush by getting your ticket now to avoid disappointment after the names are released,” he added.