Saudi job seekers urged to use online career platform

Subol helps students, job seekers and employees. (Photo/subol.sa)
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Updated 25 March 2020

Saudi job seekers urged to use online career platform

  • Subol informs about skills required in the Saudi labor market, listing high-in-demand professions and giving professional guidance

RIYADH: The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund has urged members to use the interactive services and programs provided by its online platform “Subol” as part of measures to fight coronavirus.
Subol helps students, job seekers and employees make better learning and career decisions by providing an integrated system of education and career counseling services.
The platform offers career explorer tests to help job seekers discover their passion. They can also use its live chat service to contact career advisers.
Subol informs about skills required in the Saudi labor market, listing high-in-demand professions and giving professional guidance.
It enables job seekers to view careers in the labor market — in the private sector and as self-employed individuals — and can support them with skills to plan a career that matches their personal ambitions and market needs. It also gives realistic expectations about the early years of the job.
 


Saudi Arabia suspends prison sentences in debt cases

Updated 08 April 2020

Saudi Arabia suspends prison sentences in debt cases

  • As part of efforts to slow spread of coronavirus, King Salman orders temporary release of debtors already in jail
  • Orders granting visitation rights to separated parents also put on hold for duration of COVID-19 crisis

RIYADH: As part of the efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Saudi Arabia has called a temporary halt to prison sentences for individuals convicted in private cases involving unpaid debts.

King Salman on Tuesday ordered that the implementation of final judgments and orders in such cases be suspended. He also ordered the immediate, temporary release of prisoners already serving time for debt-related convictions, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

In addition, the king suspended all orders and judgments granting an estranged parent child-visitation rights.

The orders will remain in force until the authorities announce that the pandemic no longer poses a threat to public health.

Walid Al-Samaani, the justice minister and president of the Supreme Judicial Council, thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the decisions. He said that they are part of the efforts being made by the government to ensure the safety of everyone in the Kingdom, and reflect the fact that public health is the main priority at this time.

The orders were implemented immediately. Legal and prison authorities have been notified and told to take all necessary action. All those affected by the suspension of parental visitation rights were notified by text message.