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January 24th, 2011, 09:17 AM
I'm not an engineer, but I want to compile a list of Saudi-located companies and institutions that would hire engineers due to the nature of their operations.
- Saudi Aramco
- Saudi Arabian Airlines
- Petro Rabigh
- Yanpet (SABIC?)
- Proctor and Gamble
- Various Universities (but mostly requires higher education)
March 7th, 2011, 05:58 PM
Turkish Speaking Chief Engineer - Hotels - KSA, Makkah
Ahmad Rashid Ahmad
March 8th, 2011, 01:46 PM
Al-Khodari Sons & Co.
March 29th, 2011, 08:29 AM
This isn't very organized, but here it goes.
This is a report released by the Saudi French Bank in February:
One issue it mentions is that in the 20-24 year-old cohort in Saudi Arabia, there is around 40% unemployment. This age group includes college graduates looking for jobs. As you get into the older cohorts, the unemployment rate decreases. Of course, the unemployment rate is far higher for women compared to men.
Out of 6.89 million private sector employees in the kingdom in 2009, 6.21 million are not Saudi (or around 90%). The two problems the report brings up are:
1.) It is easier to fire foreigners compared to Saudi nationals, so there is less risk for employers.
2.) Most foreigners come in willing to work for less money, and may have the same set of skills as a Saudi counterpart.
The first one is a legal issue. It could be addressed by amending laws. The second issue could be addressed legally, but private companies shouldn't be told how to run their business (with limits). Immigration laws can also change to where foreigner workers are given low priority, and companies would have to show that they worked to find a Saudi to fill the position before going after the non-Saudi.
Our population is diverse in terms of social standing. We have the poor, we have the middle class, we have the rich, we have the unskilled, we have the skilled, etc.. Even if we cut that private sector employment figure by half, that would reduce the unemployment rate by so much.
Around 60% of college students are female. In an environment where there are fewer jobs for women, where will these graduates work?
June 5th, 2011, 11:11 AM
There are so many positions at KAUST being taken up by non-Saudis that can easily be done by us. There are also positions open only to Saudis... there is one for a nurse, and one for an Arabic teacher at one of the schools on campus.
Just submit your resume. There are many positions that go unlisted, and they would call you if they see your resume suitable for them.
One thing is true, though... there are jobs everywhere. The problem isn't that there aren't jobs. In the 20-24 years-old cohort, i.e. typically the fresh college graduates group, we have nearly 40% unemployment right now.
There are several cases at KAUST where an employee would have their spouse or child also working on campus. This employment inbreeding saddens me... especially since there are some non-Saudi employees who are making double what a Saudi would make in their position. It's not like they're doing anything special or mindblowing. They're just coming to work and performing everyday tasks as they come their way.
The western influence is nice, but this is the destiny of our people. Saudis need to take more control of it.
July 25th, 2011, 11:04 AM
It's in today's Asharq Al-Awsat:
مسئول التوطين Job Title:
- Saudi citizen
- A university degree
- Proficient in English (writing and speech)
- Basic salary
- Housing allowance
- Transportation allowance
- Medical insurance
It says the salary would be set after the interview.
Send CVs to email@example.com
Send it out to anybody you know who is looking for work. Spread it on Facebook.
Also, tell Saudis to apply for jobs locally. There are plenty of jobs out there. KAUST lists new job vacancies almost daily. We need to employ our own before looking for foreign help. There are a lot of qualified Saudis. We can go onto individual company websites and submit our resumes. It takes a few minutes.
For Saudi college and high school students looking for part-time work over the summer, a lot of food and retail chains are hiring right now. Starbucks has an ad at all their locations with a list of like 24 companies hiring Saudis.
November 25th, 2011, 06:14 PM
"TAIF: Saudi Arabia’s market for lingerie and women’s accessories is ready to take in thousands of qualified Saudi saleswomen, replacing foreigners who have been dominating the sector.
When the new legislation to replace foreigners with Saudi women at lingerie and women-only shops comes into effect on Jan. 4 (Safar 10), it is expected create about 150,000 job opportunities for jobless Saudi women, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported on Thursday.
A large number of young Saudi women are qualified to take up challenging careers at these shops, thanks to the online campaign and initiatives launched by some Saudi women.
The campaign titled “Enough With Embarrassment” launched by Fatima Qaroub in 2005 is the most prominent among them. A large number of lingerie shops have agreed to the demands of the campaigners to employ female staff."
December 18th, 2011, 12:45 PM
It amazes me that we have such high unemployment with so many jobs available. 90% of private sector jobs are held by non-Saudis (That's around 7 million jobs). All this tells me is we need all these expatriates, because there are really more jobs than our labor-eligible population.
Anyway, LUBEREF in Yanbu is searching for fresh Saudi graduates in mechanical and chemical engineering with high GPAs. I know this may come out as a marketing ploy, but it's only a matter of getting talented Saudis employed anywhere. I have no affiliation to LUBEREF.
So if you fit that description, or if you know someone who fits that description, you may want to look into it.