Saudi authorities surprised after 107,000 women apply for 140 jobs

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The Saudi General Directorate of Passports has said that it was surprised to receive 107,000 job applications from female nationals in one week.

There are only 140 available positions.

The directorate had placed the job offerings on its website last week which included positions at airport immigration or the kingdom’s air, land and sea ports. The jobs target female Saudi nationals holding a high school degree or its equivalence.

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According to the directorate, they were not expecting the high response rate they achieved. Since establishing the directorate’s website, more than 600,000 individuals have visited the site recently.

Saudi newspaper Sabq learned that the directorate of passports has dealt with the mass applications in accordance with the terms and conditions stated on its website.

Each application was reviewed and sorted out to ensure they met application requirements, they added.

Some of the conditions demanded by the directorate stipulate that the applicants must be a Saudi national born and raised in the country (those who grew up outside the kingdom whilst their fathers served the country are exempted from this condition).

The applicant must also be no less than 25 years old, but does not exceed 35.

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