Move to Saudize real estate sector with 11,200 new jobs

The authority signed with the Council of Saudi Chambers a MoU to raise the efficiency of human capital in the real estate sector

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. General view of Dar Al-Arkan's Al Qasr project in Riyadh October 25, 2009.

Image used for illustrative purpose. General view of Dar Al-Arkan's Al Qasr project in Riyadh October 25, 2009.

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RIYADH The Real Estate General Authority, in partnership with the Human Resources Development Fund (HADAF), is working to launch a program to Saudize jobs in the real estate sector. The program aims to train and employ 11,200 Saudi male and female citizens in the real estate field.

The authority signed with the Council of Saudi Chambers a memorandum of cooperation to raise the efficiency of human capital in the real estate sector.

The memorandum aims to implement the authority’s comprehensive strategy in the real estate sector in a way realizing the integration of its plans, initiatives, programs and strategies to support national cadres and provide them with more qualitative expertise to enable them take up jobs in accordance with the highest global standards.

On its part, HADAF revealed that the program aims to train and qualify male and female jobseekers who wish to work in the real estate sector. Those who meet the requirements for admission to the program can join it.

Citizens between the ages of 18 and 60 and holds a valid national identity can enroll the program. The program is not open for students or employees in the public or private sectors, or those who hold a commercial registration.

The program will be concerned with raising the skills of male and female jobseekers in the professions of the real estate sector, through theoretical and practical training courses specialized in the field of real estate. Those who have passed the training courses will be employed in the real estate sector establishments.

Meanwhile, Executive Director of the Saudi Real Estate Institute Eng. Khalid Al Hammadi said that work is underway to launch a new training path at the institute, which is specialized in real estate brokerage during the year 2021, to provide training to qualify professionally in the real estate sector.

Addressing a remote session organized by a chamber of commerce and industry, he said that the institute will grant professional certificates that enable them to enter the labor market with acquiring high efficiency. It is noteworthy that the real estate sector is the largest non-oil economic sector in Saudi Arabia.

 
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