Bab Rizq Jameel creates 58,440 jobs in 2012

Bab Rizq Jameel creates 58,440 jobs in 2012
Updated 29 March 2013

Bab Rizq Jameel creates 58,440 jobs in 2012

Bab Rizq Jameel creates 58,440 jobs in 2012

Bab Rizq Jameel (BRJ), an initiative of Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI), created 58,440 jobs in 2012, according to a report issued by the auditors Deloitte & Touche, Bakr Abul Khair & Co.
This was an increase of 17 percent compared to 2011 when BRJ created 49,957 jobs. The report is based on mutual arrangements between the auditing firm and ALJCI to verify results every three months.
Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, chief job creator at BRJ, stated that the body will launch new branches in the Kingdom to create more jobs for young males and females. He said more than 500 young job creators are working with the BRJ to find employment for people.
The jobs were created with support from the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), Credit and Savings Bank and Ministry of Labor. Several programs led to the creation of these jobs. Through the productive household program, 28,202 females across the Kingdom were able to start their own micro businesses, such as selling handmade products, perfumes and local foods. There was a repayment rate of 99 percent.
During the same year, the direct employment program helped 23,984 young males and females find jobs in the private sector. This program links job seekers and companies looking for qualified staff.
In addition, 104 females were employed in the “work from home” program under the supervision of Nafisa Shams Academy for Arts and Crafts. The academy also provided training for 783 female trainees. The training ended with 360 jobs for females at private companies.
In addition, BRJ financed 4,757 small projects for young males and females through loans of up to SR 150,000, payable within five years. Through the taxi ownership program, 584 young males became taxi drivers, while another 440 young males joined the truck ownership program to transport goods, equipment and passengers.