Saudi Human Resources Development Fund gives $122 million to support job schemes

Hadaf said that the number of the Hafiz unemployment scheme beneficiaries reached 154,742. (SPA)
Updated 07 October 2019

Saudi Human Resources Development Fund gives $122 million to support job schemes

  • Hadaf said that the number of the Hafiz unemployment scheme beneficiaries reached 154,742

RIYADH: The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) has deposited more than SR457 million ($122 million) for September in the bank accounts of more than 299,000 beneficiaries registered with the Hafiz unemployment and difficulty schemes, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Hadaf said that the number of the Hafiz unemployment scheme beneficiaries reached 154,742, while the number of the difficulty scheme beneficiaries stood at 144,746.

A total of 3,658 job seekers — 2,223 women and 1,435 men — were offered job opportunities in the private sector in September through the two Hafiz schemes.

The Kingdom is working hard to reduce national unemployment figures and to find suitable and productive jobs for Saudis.

Hadaf provides preparation and training support programs to the beneficiaries of the Hafiz schemes to develop their skills and capacities. This is in line with Hadaf’s objectives and mission to enable Saudi talents to join the labor market and participate in national development.

In support of the preparation and training of the local labor force (including both genders), Hadaf launched programs that support Saudization. It is also keen on holding meetings in cooperation with the private sector across the Kingdom. The goal is to support the employment of Saudi talents in productive, motivating and stable work environments.


KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan al Saud delivers a speech during the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session on February 24, 2020 in Geneva. (AFP)
Updated 13 July 2020

KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

  • The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries

GENEVA: Saudi Arabia participated in the 25th anniversary memorial of the Srebrenica genocide that took place in July 1995.
Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah delivered the Kingdom’s speech via video conference.
He conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sefik Dzaferovic, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and dignitaries who were participating in the event.
The minister affirmed that Saudi Arabia stood side by side with its brothers, the families of the victims of the massacre.
He said: “Our participation on behalf of Saudi Arabia, its leaders, government, and people, is a humanitarian and moral obligation that the Saudi leadership stands by every year.”
The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries.