RIYADH: Ministerial decisions aimed at creating 40,000 jobs for nationals were announced on Sunday. The jobs will be in legal advice, law firms, customs clearance, real estate, the cinema sector, driving schools, and technical and engineering professions.
Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi said the ministry’s plan for this year targeted providing more than 203,000 jobs.
He added that these decisions were a continuation of the ministry’s strategy of enabling Saudis to obtain high-quality jobs and providing a stimulating work environment, contributing to more Saudis working in the private sector and increasing their participation in the labor market.
The ministry has issued a number of Saudization decisions since last year, including ones that target commercial complexes, the food and beverage industry, and education jobs in the public sector. These decisions aim to support establishments and job seekers according to organized mechanisms and set timetables while also boosting the localization of specific professions in vital sectors such as dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, and accounting.
They also aim to target and foster quality professions, leadership, supervisory and sustainable jobs that have a high rate of growth and development, as well as jobs that require high technical skills.
The decisions contribute to increasing the participation of nationals in the Saudi labor market and providing high-quality job opportunities for men and women.
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