Job fair in Abha helps 300 Saudi job seekers

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The chamber is working to provide training to meet the aspirations of young men and women in Asir. (SPA)
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The chamber is working to provide training to meet the aspirations of young men and women in Asir. (SPA)
Updated 01 May 2019

Job fair in Abha helps 300 Saudi job seekers

  • The chamber is working to provide training to meet the aspirations of young men and women in Asir

ABHA: More than 700 young men and women in Asir applied for jobs at 50 medical institutions during the first Saudi Health Specializations Employment Forum launched on Monday.
The forum was organized by the Saudization and Health Committee Center at Abha Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with the help of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, and the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund.
The forum covered an initial admission of 300 job seekers.
Hasan Al-Huwaizi, chairman of the Abha Chamber of Industry and Commerce, said the forum highlighted the organization’s belief in the importance of preparing, training and employing qualified Saudis.
The chamber is working to provide training to meet the aspirations of young men and women in Asir, and accommodate major changes in the medical labor market, he said.
Recently, the Human Resources Development Fund (HADAF) pumped SR4.18 million ($1.11 million) into two unemployment programs in the Kingdom.


Number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia could hit 200,000, says health minister

Updated 07 April 2020

Number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia could hit 200,000, says health minister

  • Minister added it was vital the public cooperated with the government’s instructions and precautionary measures

RIYADH: The number of COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia could reach up to 200,000 within a few weeks, according to the Kingdom’s health minister.

Citing four Saudi and international studies on Tuesday, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said the case figure is likely to see a constant increase rather than a decrease, Saudi Press Agency reported.

"Within the next few weeks, studies predict the number of infections will range from a minimum of 10,000 to a maximum of 200,000," Al-Rabiah said.

The minister added it was vital the public cooperated with the government’s instructions and precautionary measures to limit the number of infections.

“There is no doubt that our commitment to the instructions and procedures, in its entirety reduces the number of cases to the minimum, while non-compliance will lead to a huge increase in the number of cases,” he said.

“We stand today at a decisive moment as a society in raising our sense of responsibility and contributing together with determination to stop the spread of this pandemic,”

Many people were not taking the dangers of the pandemic seriously enough, according to the health minister, adding that the Kingdom had death with the crisis with full “transparency and clarity.”

The Saudi health ministry also announced on Tuesday that there were a total of 2,795 confirmed cases and the death toll from the virus in the Kingdom had reached 41.

A 24-hour curfew and lockdown has been imposed in the cities of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran and Al-Hofuf and in the governorates of Jeddah, Taif, Qatif and Khobar in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Last week, King Salman issued a decree which ordered treatment to be available for anyone in need of medical care, including people who have overstayed their visa in the Kingdom.