RIYADH Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday the decision to Saudize six major sectors that aimed to create 40,000 new jobs for Saudis. Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Eng. Ahmed Al-Rajhi said that these professions and activities include legal consultancy; lawyer’s offices; customs clearance; real estate activities; cinema sector; driving schools, and technical and engineering professions.

According to the minister, the ministry’s plan for this year aims to make available more than 203,000 jobs. He said that the issuance of the new ministerial decisions comes as a continuation of the ministry’s strategy to enable Saudi cadres to secure very good jobs, as well as to provide an attractive and stimulating work environment that are instrumental in attracting more sons and daughters of the country to work in the private sector, and eventually increase their participation in the labor market, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Al-Rajhi referred to the partners in various entities that worked with the ministry in complete harmony, and with fruitful cooperation to organize and develop the labor market, as well as to enhance its efficiency, and increase productivity.

It is noteworthy that since the beginning of this year, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) had issued several decisions with regard to Saudization of more sectors, and that included Saudization of malls, restaurants and cafes, central catering markets, and educational professions in the private sector.

The ministry issued Saudization decisions to support establishments and jobseekers in line with the organized mechanisms and a specific period of time, and target specific professions in vital sectors, such as dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, and accounting.

It includes specific jobs, leadership and supervisory jobs, sustainable jobs with growth and development, and jobs for which high level technical skills are required.

These decisions contribute to increasing the participation of national cadres in the Saudi labor market and opening more qualitative and stable job opportunities for young Saudi men and women.


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