RIYADH – Saudi Arabia declared on Sunday the step to Saudize six major sectors that aimed to create 40,000 new jobs for Saudis. Minister of Human Resource 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.
As per the minister, the ministry’s plan for this year focuses on making more than 203,000 jobs. He stated that the issuance of the new ministerial decisions comes as a continuation of the ministry’s strategy to help Saudi cadres to secure very good joba, and also 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 hence increase their participation in the labor market, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Al-Rajhi referred to the partners in different entities that worked with the ministry in complete harmony, and with productive collaboration to put together and develop the labor market, just as to upgrade its efficiency, and increase efficiency.
It is noteworthy that since the start of this year, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) had issued several decisions with respect to Saudization of more areas, and that included Saudization of malls, restaurants and cafes, central catering markets, and educational professions in the private sector.
The ministry gave Saudization choices to support establishments and jobseekers in accordance with the coordinated mechanisms and a particular time frame, and target specific professions in vital sectors, such as dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, and accounting.
It incorporates 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.