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31 May 2016

Bab Rizq Jameel helped to create more than 100,000 jobs for women

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Bab Rizq Jameel Female Recruitment, one of Community Jameel’s programmes helped to create jobs for women in Saudi Arabia has topped the 100,000 mark.
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The Kingdom-wide efforts have served 96 cities and towns, generating employment in administration, tourism, hospitality, and other specialist sectors – as well enabling thousands of women to work from home.

The April, 2016 figures for Bab Rizq Jameel Female Recruitment take the total of new jobs created to 100,120 since the programme began in 2007, underlining Community Jameel’s commitment to the creation of sustainable opportunities for Saudi nationals.

“Through our nationwide network of recruitment branches, we have been able to target the largest possible number of women and provide them with suitable job opportunities, fulfilling their potential,” said Rola Basamad, senior general manager of Bab Rizq Jameel Female Recruitment Company.

“We have also met the requirements of over 1,380 companies in the private sector – partners who are a key factor in our success.”

The benefits of the programme are evident across all five regions of Saudi Arabia. Western Region created 33,308 jobs, predominately in the retail and administration sectors. The Middle Region followed with 21,518, mainly in factories, customer service roles, and working remotely from home.

Eastern Region provided 19,088 new jobs for women, Northern region a further 14,376, and Southern Region 11,830.

Basamad said that Bab Rizq Jameel (BRJ) plans to build strategic partnerships with public and private universities targeting young and exceptional female talents to fill job vacancies:

“BRJ also aims to introduce a number of new programmes this year, such as freelance task-based and volunteering, aiming to enrich students in job searching and to highlight the options available to them.

“At BRJ Female Recruitment, we always seek the improvement of the social, cultural and overall living standards of our young people. We wish to invest in the development of emerging young female talents and be a country that always takes pride in its women.”

Overall figures:

  • Full time employment – 27,982
  • Working remotely programme – 22,854
  • Retail and administration – 20,415
  • Factories and production – 11,515
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