Saudi Labor Ministry to launch business initiatives

The initiatives follow a series of workshops held with the private sector. (SPA)
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Updated 30 January 2020

Saudi Labor Ministry to launch business initiatives

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor and Social Development will launch 20 new initiatives to stimulate and strengthen the business environment for the private sector. The ministry also wants to increase localization of job opportunities and promote competitiveness in the job market.

The initiatives follow a series of workshops held with the private sector and job seekers as well as meetings with government agencies.

Initiatives include the development of recruitment policies and mechanisms, including those related to visas for establishing new facilities, in addition to developing the online portal for government support and seasonal visas, providing training and development opportunities for Saudi job seekers and employees, and providing advice and support to all workers. 


Saudi crown prince meets German former foreign minister

Updated 26 February 2020

Saudi crown prince meets German former foreign minister

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s former foreign minister, in Riyadh on Tuesday. The two men discussed a number of matters of common interest.

Also present at the meeting were Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, and Jorg Ranau, the German ambassador to the Kingdom.