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Jobs hope for 5,000 Saudis from needy families

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DAMMAM: Saudi charitable organization Al-Birr, in partnership with Saudi Aramco, has approached 10 private companies to provide over 5,000 jobs and necessary incentives to the members of families in the Eastern Province (EP), according to their qualifications.

Sameer Al-Ofaisan, secretary general of Al-Birr, said the organization is seeking to achieve social security and family stability through its partnership with Saudi Aramco, supporter of Iktifaa (sufficiency) initiative under the directives of Prince Saud bin Naif, EP governor and chairman of the organization.

"To begin with, the initiative aims to qualify 300 candidates for the labor market from families sponsored by the organization through financial support to sustainable development programs that benefit families and society," he said.

Yusuf Al-Muqrin, executive director of Iktifaa project, said the implementation of Saudi Aramco’s initiative will focus on the qualification and training of professionals, companies and job seekers. He said that the technical committees arrange applicants in accordance with the jobs available and then determine the qualifying programs that help raise their capacity and efficiency to ensure their continuity at work.

“More than 140 candidates out of 165 trainees sought to work after the first and second training sessions.” Al-Muqrin stated.
Under the title, ‘Guide for Career Choice’, the second edition of Saudi Aramco’s initiative was held recently with an attendance of 90 candidates.

It has dealt with the basis of the various choices of people in their daily life, choosing the right profession and ways to adapt to the profession.


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