Saudi women launch job-search app

Updated 04 April 2016

Saudi women launch job-search app

JEDDAH: Six young Saudi women have come up with a new application for smartphones. It is called SnapJobs for employment. The application is a communication tool between young men and women with degrees and skills who are looking for appropriate jobs in both private and public sector companies.
“The idea of the application came about from our noticing that Snapchat is used by all sectors of society and from this we decided to make an application to help those looking for work. It took us six months to complete it,” said Ala Al-Qawaei, a graduate.
“Many young men and women have the energy and experience but are not in appropriate jobs. Because of this, we are presenting the application to solve the unemployment problem and help people find jobs,” she said.
The application offers job opportunities on a daily basis and enables employers to look at CVs in all fields and specialties and then to directly contact possible employees. The application also features alerts on resumes and work available in different companies. It is easy to use and is completely private.
“The easy-to-use application aims to save time for those looking for jobs and gives the seeker the ability to make or look at a 30-second-videoclip or voice recordings,” Maha Al-Mansour, the app’s joint founder, was quoted as saying in a local newspaper.

GCC summit calls for greater economic integration among Gulf countries 

Updated 17 min 4 sec ago

GCC summit calls for greater economic integration among Gulf countries 

  • Heads of the delegations land in Riyadh before the 40th Supreme Council meeting gets under way
  • King Salman tells the summit that the GCC has overcome many crises in its history

RIYADH: The GCC summit called for greater regional economic integration as the meeting chaired by King Salman came to a close in Riyadh on Tuesday.

The final statement, read by GCC General Secretary Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, called for finalizing legislation for financial and monetary unity by 2025, according to the meeting's final communique.

The statement also called for boosting military and security cooperation to maintain regional security.

The 40th Supreme Council meeting was chaired by King Salman, who met the heads of each delegation as they landed.

They included the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said and Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

In his opening remarks, King Salman said the GCC had managed to overcome many crises that the region has faced.

At a preparatory meeting on Monday, Gulf foreign ministers approved the nomination of former Kuwaiti Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf as the next secretary-general of the GCC.

His term will begin in April 2020 following the end of Al-Zayani’s term.