Jeddah fair to showcase 10,000 Saudi jobs

Jeddah fair to showcase 10,000 Saudi jobs
Updated 28 June 2012

Jeddah fair to showcase 10,000 Saudi jobs

Jeddah fair to showcase 10,000 Saudi jobs

Nearly 100 Saudi companies are expected to offer about 10,000 job opportunities for young unemployed Saudis at the Tawteen Job Exhibition 2012, which will kick off in Jeddah on Saturday.
The three-day fair, with the theme “Real opportunities for Saudi hands”, will be held under the aegis of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. Prolinks, a leading HR service provider for the business sector, is organizing the event in cooperation with the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and the Ministry of Labor.
Al-Anood Abu Al-Naja, chairperson of Prolinks, said these companies will offer various types of jobs in the administrative, professional and managerial grades to qualified young Saudi men and women, and selected candidates will receive salaries from SR 3,000 to SR 15,000.
Prolinks organized the first ever job market for thousands of Saudi job seekers and prospective employers in Riyadh in January this year. More than 150 private companies showcased various job opportunities available in their respective companies at the Tawteen 2012 Exhibition.
Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, vice chairwoman of Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation, inaugurated the fair that was organized in cooperation with the foundation.
She said: “In the second edition of the job market in Jeddah, the participating companies will offer all the job opportunities they have available. The employers will brief the job seekers on the nature of the jobs, working hours and the proposed salary and allowances.”
She added event organizers would try hard to convince job seekers employers were serious in hiring suitable candidates.
Abu Al-Naja noted the Riyadh fair was successful in creating jobs for more than 6,000 young Saudi men and women.
The third edition of the fair will be held in the Eastern Province next year.
According to Abu Al-Naja, the organizers have made arrangements for employers to hold personal interviews with job seekers who attend the fair or register their names on the fair’s website (www.tawteenksa.com).
She said opportunities are available for both qualified and unqualified job seekers.
She said: “Prolinks has concluded agreements with a number of private training centers to organize training courses free of charge. For this, the organizers will permit them to set up special pavilions at the fair.”
Abu Al-Naja said the exhibition provides an invaluable platform for companies to choose candidates of their choice to fill various available job opportunities.
She described her company’s venture as a national duty and social responsibility where participating companies would find suitable jobs for Saudis in different business sectors.
Earlier, Prolinks announced plans to hold Tawteen exhibitions in major regions of the Kingdom (Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam) for six consecutive years. These exhibitions, which aim to attract more than 120,000 job seekers in various specialties and trades, target more than 2,400 institutions and companies from different sectors to participate in the exhibition.