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220,000 new jobs annually targeted for Saudis

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The Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Ali bin Nasser Ghafis, emphasized that the ministry plans to accommodate more than 220,000 Saudi men and women each year and to reach the rates targeted within the 2020 National Transformation program.

During a meeting with the Chairman and the members of the Saudi Committee for the labor market, the minister noted that the ministry is working with the private sector, through workshops and the "making decisions together” gate where the Ministry posts its drafts for the businesses and the community to consult, according to al-Riyadh newspaper.

Ghafis pointed out that the ministry is working to secure appropriate job opportunities for Saudis, to create appropriate working environment for them, stressing the importance of the development of national human resources and the organization of the labor market to achieve economic and social development.

For his part, Chairman of the Committee, Engineer Mansour Shathri accentuated the importance of partnership with the ministry in order to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom's Vision 2030.

The Chairman and members of the Committee put forward a number of topics, including the programs and activities of the resettlement, the national employment gate "potentials”, and rewarding the enterprises that have satisfactory ratios resettlement.

Shathri pointed out that the Committee endorses the ministry's decisions concerning the development of the capabilities of Saudi workers while not resorting to the termination of their services, and the tendency to reduce the number of arrivals to the Kingdom in case the facilities encountered economic hardship.