Few takers for 11,000 jobs in Riyadh firms
Riyadh, June 17, 2014
Only 1,760 young Saudi Arabian men and women applied for the more than 11,000 vacancies made available by 70 private companies and establishments in Riyadh this year, said a report.
The centre for employment and training at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the vacancies were offered by giant companies in sectors including food, technology services, industry, tourism, contracting and shopping, reported the Saudi Gazette.
The jobs, which covered a number of specialisations including production line employees, accountants, cashiers, engineers, exhibition managers, salesmen and saleswomen, data entry clerks, technical support staff, customer service officials, operations analysts, health supervisors, personnel affairs specialist, marketing employees, mechanics, receptionists, security guards, drivers, electricians and welders, offered salaries ranging from SR4,000 ($1,066) to SR10,000, it said.
RCCI secretary-general Mohammed Al-Kuthairi has encourage young men and women to avail themselves of these opportunities in the private sector, which would provide them with an encouraging atmosphere to gain experience and develop their personal skills.
"The young men and women will receive fringe benefits including good salaries, financial incentives and vocational training," he was quoted as saying.