50,000 jobs to be added as part of Saudization drive

Published May 10th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The Saudi government plans add to 50,000 jobs as part of the Prince Abdul Majeed Project for Training and Employment. The project is part of what has become known in the kingdom as the “Saudization drive.” 


The jobs, which will be created by the project, are mainly in Jeddah and Makkah. According to Abdul Aziz Al-Huzae, the secretary-general of the project, the industrial sector will provide 38,821 jobs; and the travel, tourism and cargo sectors will generate 7,200 jobs. 


As part of the Saudization drive, non-Saudi teachers for subjects such as Islamic culture, social sciences and student counseling in private schools will be replaced by Saudi nationals, by the beginning of next academic year, said Al-Huzae. 


The first phase of the Prince Abdul Majeed Project located 57,021 places of employment for young Saudis, Al-Huzae said. — (MENA Report)

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