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Bab Rizq Provided More Than 45,000 Jobs in Saudi Arabia Last Year

Saudi Arabia : 17 January 2011

The annual report for Bab Rizq Jameel (or BRJ) stated that 45,010 jobs were created for Saudi residents in 2010. BRJ is part of the ALJ Community Initiatives.

Head of BRJ Mohammed Jameel noted that he is grateful to King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for his constant support of the initiatives BRJ has undertaken, as well as for the support of Crown Prince Sultan and Prince Naif, Second Deputy Premier.

The director of operations for BRJ in Saudi Arabia, Abdulrahman Al-Fihaid stated that the employment opportunities in Saudi were direct jobs, training with an employment result, funding of small projects, productive household projects and ownership programs for taxis and trucks.

Makkah province saw the largest concentration of programs during 2010 with 13,090 jobs created accounting for 29 percent of the yearly total.

It was reported that 1,613 male Saudi youth found employment at various large businesses such as Fawaz Al-Hukair, Abdul Latif Jameel Co. and Panda. Makkah city also saw 1,058 direct recruits, 1,880 productive household positions and financing of 311 ventures in small businesses.

In Jeddah there were 5,345 productive household positions as well as 1,363 direct recruits and the financing of 1,187 ventures in small business. In the Eastern Province there were 3,645 productive household jobs created and 3,001 direct positions. In total there were 7,577 positions created last year in the Eastern Province.

Overall, there were 5,949 positions created in Madinah, 712 of those beginning with training and ending with employment as well as 3,610 productive household positions.

In Hail province there were 3,722 positions created through the programs with 2,618 of those being productive household positions. In Tabuk 1,838 jobs were presented with 1,556 of those being productive household positions. Riyadh province saw 13 percent of the total number, or 4,347 positions. The province of Qassim saw 1,740 positions created.

The areas with a lower population, Asir, Najran and Jazan province, saw 7,029 jobs which included 3,044 productive household positions and 2,454 jobs that began with training and ended with employment.

According to Al-Fihaid, Deloitte and Touche verified this annual report. The positions mentioned within the report went through field verification to make sure that Saudis were in fact working there.

Al-Fihaid was also appreciative of the labour offices, Saudi Credit and Savings Bank, the National Commercial Bank, Charity Social Fund and the Human Resources Development Fund. He is also grateful for all the organizations that have cooperated with and supported Bab Rizq Jameel.

Paul Holdsworth, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market News
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