Nitaqat: 1.7 million Saudis hold private sector jobs

Nitaqat: 1.7 million Saudis hold private sector jobs
Updated 28 February 2016

Nitaqat: 1.7 million Saudis hold private sector jobs

Nitaqat: 1.7 million Saudis hold private sector jobs

RIYADH: The number of Saudi nationals in the private sector, which was only 700,000 in 2011, reached 1.7 million by the end of 2015.
Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani attributed the increase to the Nitaqat program launched in 2012.
Addressing a meeting at the Qussaim Literary Club recently, the minister said that a new service was being launched to solve labor disputes.
“With the Marina system there will no longer be a need to attend the headquarters in Riyadh to talk about the case and adjudicate on it,” Al-Haqabani was quoted as saying in the local media.
The long-distance lawsuit service will be extended to other cities soon, he said.
Also, around 800 long-distance litigation cases were registered in 47 cities and governorates across the Kingdom benefiting 279 people since the launch of the program.
Explaining the stages of electronic development at the Ministry of Labor, Al-Haqabani clarified that 96 percent of cases were made electronically and 4 percent through the offices across the Kingdom.
The minister said that the Doroub Program for electronic training through Hadaf is in the interest of the national labor, which has made great progress.
It has provided guidance to 39,000 trainees so far, with 480 receiving on-job training. Accredited certificates have been distributed to 4,000 trainees since the launch of the program.