RIYADH: The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) revealed that 48,822 jobseekers were employed from the start of 2019 to the end of November through its branches in various Saudi regions and governorates.
Hadaf offers rehabilitation and training programs for jobseekers.
Its Makkah branch had the highest employment rate, with 10,933 men and women employed, followed by the Eastern Province (8,778), Riyadh (7,957), Madinah (5,753), Jazan (3,392), Tabuk (2,211), Najran (2,033), Al-Jouf (1,903), Al-Qassim (1,765), Hail (1,195), Asir (1,169), Al-Bahah (930) and the Northern Borders (803).
Earlier this month, Hadaf deposited SR11.45 million in November rewards for 4,111 male and female trainees in the Tamheer scheme.
Trainees enrolled on the program are allocated SR3,000 per month for the duration of the training period and are also insured against work risks. On completion, they receive a training certificate of experience presented by Hadaf. To qualify for the Tamheer program, applicants need to be Saudi nationals and must prove they have not been employed during the previous six months. They should also hold a Ph.D., bachelor’s or master’s degree, and cannot have previously benefited from the program.