Ministry finishes two-day weekend study

Ministry finishes two-day weekend study
Updated 05 November 2014

Ministry finishes two-day weekend study

Ministry finishes two-day weekend study

The study for the proposed two-day weekend for private sector workers has been concluded and is awaiting submission to the Cabinet by the Labor Ministry.
This was revealed by the Minister of Labor and Chairman of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation Adel Fakeih on Monday, following his opening of the 7th Saudi Technical Conference and Exhibition at the Intercontinental Hotel, on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.
Addressing the conference, Fakeih said that he was honored to open the event on behalf of the king.
“It is an event which reflects the king’s keen interest in the development of Saudi human resources which are considered the most valuable assets the Kingdom has in its possession,” he said.
The minister also revealed that as part of his ministry’s reforms which were recently approved by the Cabinet, labor attaches will be appointed in Saudi embassies in countries from which large numbers of laborers are recruited, starting next year.
Fakeih further pointed out that his ministry had succeeded in assisting hundreds of thousands of Saudis to enter the labor market in recent years.
“We have helped 750,000 Saudis to find employment in the labor market,” he said, adding that the ministry would continue to work to achieve higher numbers of Saudi nationals get jobs in local firms.
The conference and exhibition focused this year on linking training to suit the demands of the labor market and concluded on Tuesday after three days of active sessions in which experts from the Kingdom and abroad had fruitful interactions and exchange of expertise.