Ministry to help create 100,000 new jobs

A veiled Saudi woman works at a restaurant in Tabuk, 1500 km from Riyadh, in this Nov. 30, 2013 file photo.

A veiled Saudi woman works at a restaurant in Tabuk, 1500 km from Riyadh, in this Nov. 30, 2013 file photo.

The Ministry of Labor, in coordination with a number of specialized establishments in the food industry, will provide 100,000 jobs across the Kingdom in the forthcoming months. The jobs will pay employment seekers of both sexes a salary that will start out with SR5,000 a month for junior employees, and SR15,000 for seniors in managerial jobs.

The ministry and the Food Committee at Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with employers in the food industry will join efforts to provide jobs in sales, marketing, cashier, and at managerial level.

Wasif Kabli, member of the Food Committee in the chamber said the body will offer training programs for job seekers in the sector. Kabli said each trainee will receive a bonus of SR2,500 a month while training, in addition to the support of the Human Resources Fund (Hadaf) and the financial incentives it grants for job seekers.

According to Kabli, some companies face the problem where job applicants lack seriousness in employment and job dropouts. As an example, he pointed out that businesses such as bakeries face difficulties in finding national labor.

Salem Bal-Khashir, another Food Committee member, said the Ministry of Labor has provided around 6,000 jobs during the last five months across the Kingdom.

 
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