Saudi female graduates want more work, but not outside home

Published February 14th, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Saudi women graduates are looking increasingly to online work which can be done from home, eliminating the problem of working in a mixed environment. (File photo)
Saudi women graduates are looking increasingly to online work which can be done from home, eliminating the problem of working in a mixed environment. (File photo)

Women graduates in Asir say they are looking for private companies to hire them for online jobs which can be done at home.

They asked businessmen to open new production lines for women in both factories and banks.

The women said that this would contribute to hiring of female graduates in new fields, and to opening new chances for employing women in the region.

These suggestions and ideas came during the closing day of a career exhibition organized by the Abha Chamber of Commerce and Industry at which participating companies offered various jobs to women in the fields of management, marketing, education and health.

Sarah Al-Maamari said that she had applied for a management job.

Fatima Al-Bargi wanted a job that was not in a mixed environment “because it is not socially acceptable.”

Najla Asiri said that many women came to event every year in the hope of finding a job. She stressed the importance of the role that businessmen play in opening new production lines in the industrial field. “This field does not have the same opportunity for women as the fields of education and health,” she said.

Qadraa Hasan and Makyeh Al-Suwaidi said that female graduates looked forward to getting jobs since women now are needed to provide for their families and thus they must have an income; efforts should be made in cooperation with the private and public sectors for jobs in tourism, banks and industries.


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