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Saudi to create 12,000 security jobs for women

Plan is part of the government’s decision to get more Saudi nationals in work

Saudi to create 12,000 security jobs for women

Saudi Arabia plans to generate 12,000 job opportunities for
female security guards over the next five years, it has been reported.

The scheme, which will be implemented by Jeddah’s Chamber
of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), is part of the gulf state's government's drive to get more Saudi nationals working in jobs.

The chamber will
meet with the Minister of Labour, Adel Fakieh, at the end of April to discuss
ways to encourage both male and female Saudi citizens to work as security
guards, said Abdul Hadi Al-Qahtani, chairman of the security guard committee at
the JCCI.

“We’re
determined to remove all obstacles security guards face in the private sector
and we will ensure that proper regulations are in place to serve this purpose,”
he added.

Saudi
Arabia, the most populous nation in the GCC, is one of the few countries in the
world where strict gender segregation is still largely enforced.

While Saudi women are permitted to work in
some cases, social convention
prevents them from driving cars and forbids them from associating with
unrelated males and taking part in a large array of other social activities.

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Shafiqur Rahman 8 years ago

Good step, Also it can be place in the bank, ladies market, Airport, etc.

SELWIN ILANGOVAN 8 years ago

Dear all,

Very intelligent step taken by KSA Government. This will bring KSA to the level of Intl Standard like any other Countries.
More over Saudi Women will also see the World and the activities like any other part of the World..
Nice step for the depressed world of Women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.. Hope the work will also move faster than the current mode. Our good wishes to all in KSA
We appreciate the decision maker in KSA and good luck to all Saudi Girls and Women.. Regards and God Bless. Selwin Ilangovan - Dubai, UAE