More than 16,000 employees have quit their government jobs this year

Updated 19 October 2014

More than 16,000 employees have quit their government jobs this year

More than 16,000 employees have quit their jobs in the Civil Services in the period starting from the beginning of the year up to September 2014, according to a report by the Ministry of Civil Services.
On the other hand, 8,340 employees have enrolled and are listed in the government’s files.
Meanwhile, 4,298 male and female employees have been sent abroad on scholarships for further studies or training.
This came in the 11th edition of the monthly statistical report issued by the Ministry of Civil Service which reflects the evolution of the civil services sector in the Kingdom.
The ministry’s September statistical report revealed that the number of government employees stood at 1,219,064 until September. Male employees accounted for 61.31 percent of the total with 38.69 percent female employees.
There are 73,185 non-Saudi employees who mostly occupy jobs in the health sector and some educational jobs in the field of higher education. The report points out that the number of employees on its roll since the beginning of the year is 7,243 employees.
The statistical report mentions that the number of people employed by the ministry during the same period is 6,230 female and male citizens comprising graduates from universities, post-graduate institutes and colleges.
According to the report, 18,531 male and female employees have been promoted during the same period while the total number of employees that have been approved by the civil employees’ training and scholarship committee since the beginning of the year stands at 3,263 employees.


Saudi Cabinet condemns Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip

King Salman chairs the weekly Cabinet meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday. He reviewed several reports on international and regional matters. (SPA)
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Saudi Cabinet condemns Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip

  • The Saudi ministers discussed the Rohingya issue and called on the Myanmar’s civilian leadership to take measures for the resolution of this issue

RIYADH: King Salman on Tuesday reviewed several reports on regional and international development presented to him during the weekly Cabinet session held in Riyadh. The Cabinet condemned the deadly Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
The Saudi ministers called on the international community to ensure protection of the Palestinian people and confront Israel for violating international laws.
The Cabinet also welcomed the international consensus to vote on the decision to renew the mandate of the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
In a statement issued to the Saudi Press Agency, Media Minister Turki Al-Shabanah said the ministers also condemned the Iranian-backed Houthis for seizing vessels passing through the Red Sea. The Cabinet, he said, welcomed the agreement on the establishment of a Constitutional Committee in Syria.
The Saudi ministers also discussed the Rohingya issue and called on the Myanmar’s civilian leadership to take measures for the resolution of this issue.
The Cabinet also authorized several ministries and government agencies to deal with their foreign counterparts to enhance cooperation in their respective fields.