Monday, January 14, 2008

Jobs training for Saudi

Friday, 11 January 2008
By: Adel Al-Malki

Jeddah- Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has signed a cooperation agreement with Gulf Company for Training (GCT) to prepare young Saudis for the labor market.

Under the agreement signed Wednesday, GCT will find ways to overcome hurdles in the way of the private sector hiring Saudis.

"The agreement is in line with the Jeddah Chamber's efforts to implement the true concept of Saudization by meeting the needs of business seeking qualified young people to work in all sectors" said JCCI Chairman Saleh Al-Turki.

Saudization is the government's job localization program to address the problem of unemployment among Saudis and to reduce dependence on foreign workers.

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