4,608 training opportunities for Saudi graduates

The unemployment rate in Saudi Arabia dipped to 12.5 percent in the first quarter of 2019, according to official data released in June. (SPA)
Updated 21 August 2019
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4,608 training opportunities for Saudi graduates

  • Applicants must be unemployed Saudi nationals with a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate and cannot have previously benefited from the program

RIYADH: Graduates are being urged to take advantage of paid on-the-job-training opportunities in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) said 4,608 training opportunities were available for university graduates as part of the Tamheer program.
It urged graduates to acquire the necessary expertise and skills required for the Kingdom’s labor market through practical training in government institutions, international organizations and outstanding firms in the private sector.
Trainees receive financial support of SR3,000 ($800) a month during the three to six month-long training period. They also get a certificate of experience after completing the program, and the HRDF provides occupational hazard insurance for the duration of training.
Applicants must be unemployed Saudi nationals with a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate and cannot have previously benefited from the program. It is open to men and women.
The unemployment rate in Saudi Arabia dipped to 12.5 percent in the first quarter of 2019, according to official data released in June by the General Authority for Statistics. SPA Riyadh


Saudi Arabia to UN: Aramco strikes were ‘organized terrorist attack’

Updated 19 September 2019

Saudi Arabia to UN: Aramco strikes were ‘organized terrorist attack’

  • The letters stated that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian”
  • Saudi Arabia said it will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said that Saturday’s strikes on two Aramco facilities were an “organized terrorist attack” in a letter to the UN Security Council.
The Saudi Mission to the United Nations sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and another to the President of the Security Council Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya and members of the Security Council on Wednesday.
The letters stated that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian.”
They also explained that Saudi Arabia will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law, and called on the UN and international experts to participate in the investigation into the attack.