Thousands of Saudis offered jobs through Hafiz initiatives

A total of 8,001 job seekers — 5,408 women and 2,593 men — were offered job opportunities in the private sector in October through two Hafiz initiatives. (SPA)
Updated 06 November 2019

Thousands of Saudis offered jobs through Hafiz initiatives

  • Hadaf provides support programs to scheme beneficiaries to help provide them with the skills and capacities needed to join the labor market

RIYADH: The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) has deposited more than SR418 million ($112 million) for October into the bank accounts of more than 319,000 beneficiaries registered with the Hafiz unemployment scheme.
Hadaf said that the number of people registered with Hafiz had reached 166,067, while the figure for the difficulty scheme stood at 153,583.
A total of 8,001 job seekers — 5,408 women and 2,593 men — were offered job opportunities in the private sector in October through two Hafiz initiatives.
Hadaf provides support programs to scheme beneficiaries to help provide them with the skills and capacities needed to join the labor market.
In support of the formation and training of the local labor force of both genders, Hadaf has launched various programs, and it also works with the private sector throughout the Kingdom in backing the employment of Saudi talent.
 


Thousands of Riyadh school students to receive flu jabs

Updated 4 min 11 sec ago

Thousands of Riyadh school students to receive flu jabs

  • Director of School Health Affairs, Dr. Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Hajjri, said that the campaign aimed to prevent seasonal flu, which spread easily at this time of year

RIYADH: Students in Riyadh’s 4,700 schools will be vaccinated against seasonal flu as part of a campaign by the Department of School Health Affairs and the Department of Human Resources.
The vaccination program was launched on Sunday by Hamad bin Nasser Al-Wahaibi, director-general of the Riyadh Education Department.
Director of School Health Affairs, Dr. Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Hajjri, said that the campaign aimed to prevent seasonal flu, which spread easily at this time of year.
The flu virus can be transmitted in the air or by touching contaminated surfaces. The infection period ranges from one day before the onset of symptoms to up to seven days afterwards, but can continue for a longer in children and adults with immune deficiency, he said.