|23 December, 2019

Saudi Arabia narrows gender gap in government jobs – minister

The 2020 target of bridging the gender gap in public jobs to 37% has already been achieved across various levels: minister

image used for illustrative purposes. Saudi students walk at the exhibition to guide job seekers at Glowork Women's Career Fair in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 2, 2018.

image used for illustrative purposes. Saudi students walk at the exhibition to guide job seekers at Glowork Women's Career Fair in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 2, 2018.

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Riyadh –  Saudi women now occupy 40.3% of government jobs, according to the Saudi Minister of Civil Services, Sulaiman Al Hamdan.

On Monday, Al Hamdan told the Consultative Assembly (Shura Council) that the 2020 target of bridging the gender gap in public jobs to 37% has already been achieved across various levels.

Meanwhile, Civil Service Deputy Minister for Women Empowerment, Hind Al Zahid, recently revealed that the ratio of women in government jobs increased to 40.3%, up from 39%.

She further noted that the gender gap between females and males decreased to 37.8%, down from 50.3% in the second quarter (Q2) of the 2019.

Source: Mubasher

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