Saturday, December 8, 2007

People with Special needs to get Jobs

Saturday, 08 December 2007
By Adel Al-Malki
On the occasion of International Volunteers Day, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) on Wednesday witnessed the signing of an agreement to train and then employ people with special needs. The program begins with 30 people who will be given SR1,500 during their three-month training period, then hired for monthly salaries of SR3,000 each.
Half of the salaries for two years will come from the Human Resources Development Fund in JCCI.
Among the signatory companies to hire people with special needs are Jeddah Center for the Rehabilitation on Disabled, Taibah Drafting Company, companies dealing in gold and handicrafts, and the Human Resources Development Fund in JCCI.
"The aim is to open the doors of hope and opportunities to people with special needs. We can help eliminate the social discrimination against them if they are given equal respect and rights, and entrusted with duties," said Olfat Qabani, a JCCI member.

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