Al-Rajhi: 600000 Saudis take up jobs in private sector since 2019 – Saudi Gazette

  • Date: 07-Dec-2023
  • Source: Saudi Gazette site:saudigazette.com.sa
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Al-Rajhi: 600000 Saudis take up jobs in private sector since 2019 – Saudi Gazette





Saudi Gazette reportRIYADH — Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Eng. Ahmed Al-Rajhi said that a total of 600000 Saudi men and women have entered the private sector to take up jobs since 2019. “Saudi women’s participation in the employment market has crossed 35 percent in 2023,” he said while addressing a dialogue session on “The Budget within the Framework of Services Development” on the sidelines of the 2023 Budget Forum following the approval of the state’s general budget by the Council of Ministers held in Riyadh on Thursday.Al-Rajhi discussed the ministry’s major achievements during the year 2023, including an increase of 600000 in the number of Saudis working in the private sector up from 1.7 million in 2019 to 2.3 million this year, and these included 361000 Saudis who had never entered the labor market.The minister noted that women’s participation in the labor market has increased from 17 percent to 35.3 percent, exceeding the set Vision 2030 target of 30 percent. He stressed that the ministry is working to implement the directives of Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman to raise the target of women’s participation in the labor market to 40 percent during the coming