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NLG reconstructs job market and hastens national employment: says Al-Haqbanihttps://portal.mol.gov.sa/en/News/news_353NLG reconstructs job market and hastens national employment: says Al-Haqbani2016-07-25T11:00:00Z<p>​</p><div dir="ltr" style="text-align:center;"></div><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-6">NLG reconstructs job market and hastens national employment: says Al-Haqbani</strong></p><p style="text-align:right;"><strong> </strong></p><p>Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Mufrej Al-Haqbani, chairman of the board of directors of the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf), mentioned during the inauguration of the national labor gateway "Taqat" late on last Sunday that the new portal will reconstruct the labor market under NTP that stems from the Kingdom's vision 2030.</p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;">Al-Haqbani pointed out that Taqat is in a bid to hasten the employment of Saudi males and females and give employers access to qualified human resources instead of importing foreign workers abroad. </p><p style="text-align:right;"> </p><p>The event witnessed a large turnout of labor officials, representatives from the public and private sectors as well as media figures and three productive parties including workers, employers and government entities.</p><p> </p><p>The labor minister said:'' The leadership supports policies and legislations concerning labor and social development matters, besides offer generous assistance for beneficiaries who utilize the ministry's services''. </p><p> </p><p>Al-Haqbani added that Taqat is not just an electronic portal but an assessment tool to diagnose the labor market through generating enough job opportunities and providing training programs that meet the needs of the labor market.</p><p> </p><p>The gateway has full-fledged services for productive parties as employers are allowed to post their recruitment needs where Saudi job seekers can fulfil such positions leading to decreasing reliance on foreign employment, added Al-Haqbani.</p><p> </p><p>The ministry will work in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Service as the portal as in-all-platform is meant to serve employment not only in the private sector but also for the government entities, the minister said in reference to unswerving support made by the minister of civil service.</p><p> </p><p>During the inauguration, the labor minister gave a special mention of the employment of persons with disabilities, orphans, families of social welfare and productive families in order to realise their aspirations.</p><p> </p><p>The labor minister said both staff of the ministry and Hadaf hang their hopes on the gateway as well as aspire to make full use of it with the aim of leading the future vision and developing policies and legislations that regulate the labor market.  </p><p> </p><p>Al-Haqbani referred last Sunday that the ministry had unveiled the "balanced Nitaqat''  that aims to change the concept of employment from being based on the number of Saudi nationals in facilities to quality, whereas the inauguration of portal succeeded in gathering both employers and employees under one roof to achieve more objectives together. </p><p> </p><p>Director-General of Hadaf Abdulkarim Al-Nujaidi said that the launching of Taqat is in sync with the goals of leadership that give undivided attention to investment in human resources as one of the crucial factors to achieve sustainable development, contributing to the national economy.</p><p> </p><p>Al-Nujaidi added that the Saudi government has sought to offer services and harness the potentials of competitive work environment for Saudi citizens which yield rewarding and various job opportunities.  </p><p> </p><p>The director general stated that the gateway goes hand in hand with the strategies of employment support that aim to provide employment opportunities for Saudi males and females who search for jobs as well as serve employers and establishments with qualified candidates. </p><p> </p><p>The gateway shares its benefits with all segments of the society through creating a motivating work environment that empower Saudi nationals to reach self-actualization and achieve their ambitions as a top priority, besides contribute to the national economy secondly, highlighted Al-Nujaidi before participants.</p><p> </p><p>Pointing out the benefits of Taqat, Al-Nujaidi said it is considered as the largest network in the Saudi labor market to manage the market via the interactive e-portal offering wide information and integral services in terms of training, employment and rehabilitation.</p><p> </p><p>The NLG offers a wide range of services including enormous job opportunities that will be gradually increased for Saudi job seekers, allowing all establishments to search for suitable candidates available on the portal, the director general explained the mechanism of job matching facilitated on the new platform.   </p><p> </p><p>If their requests for hiring could not be matched with the online resumes of Saudi job seekers posted on the e-portal, they will be forwarded to foreign recruitment to meet the needs for employing workers from abroad, Al-Nujaidi said as this move ensures  increasing opportunities for Saudi nationals.</p><p> </p><p>Al-Nujaidi reaffirmed that Taqat would work as a mirror of the job market through providing detailed reports with KPIs that support decision-making relating to its policies and regulations, in addition to offering reliable date for interested parties to address labor issues. </p><p> </p><p>Speaking of Hadaf's vision, Al-Nujaidi stressed that the development of the Saudi youth's skills has served as the cornerstone of the joint vision amid orchestrated cooperation among the ministry, Hadaf and the private sector.</p><p> </p><p>Al-Nujaidi said the unilateral collaboration attempts to combine efforts into one platform to develop the national workforce, raise competitive capacity, enhance national experiences and utilize such expertise in managing the market and supporting the economy.</p><p> </p><p>The NLG reflects the methodology of labor and social development that consists of legislative, funding and training entities having access to the job market through updated lists of needed jobs and vital sectors as well as data bases of job seekers, their qualifications and work experiences, the director general mentioned.</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, stakeholders can use the gateway with ease due to advanced tools that help analyze and assess the job market as it supports all beneficiaries who benefit from the ministry's services and programs.</p><p> </p><p>Meanwhile, Taqat is working to align the date bases of other ministries, governorates and other government entities to combine and utilize employment, training and incentive programs that achieve sectoral planning, intervention and guided employment across all parts of the Kingdom. 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​ Al-Haqbani thanks king, crown prince & deputy crown for approving family affairs council to be set uphttps://portal.mol.gov.sa/en/News/nes_354​ Al-Haqbani thanks king, crown prince & deputy crown for approving family affairs council to be set up2016-07-25T11:00:00Z<p style="text-align:center;">​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-6">Al-Haqbani thanks king, crown prince & deputy crown for approving family affairs council to be set up</strong></p><p>Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Mufrej Al-Haqbani extends thanks and appreciation to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman - May Allah protect him- for the Council of Ministers' approval on establishing a council that concerns Saudi families under the name of "The Council of Family Affairs''.</p><p>Al-Haqbani also thanks Crown Prince Muhammad bin Naif, first deputy prime minister and minister of interior, and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy prime minister, defense minister-May Allah protect them.</p><p>As the council chaired by the minister of labor and social development, Al-Haqbani stressed that the council will achieve the aspired objectives and outcomes towards enhancing family cohesion in the Kingdom which is considered as the main pillar of society. </p><p>Al-Haqbani added that the council bears the responsibility of enhancing social ties and values, praying for the council's success.</p><p>The Riyadh-based council aims to enhance and promote the influencing role of family in the society and protect all members in order to carry out their duties as well as take care of their affairs, taking into account the religious and moral values to be installed into them.    </p><p> </p><p style="text-align:right;"><br><br></p>
Inspection campaigns shut down over 1500 mobile shopshttps://portal.mol.gov.sa/en/News/news_351Inspection campaigns shut down over 1500 mobile shops2016-07-24T09:00:00Z<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-6">Inspection campaigns shut down over 1500 mobile shops</strong></p><p> </p><p>As per the directive to nationalize 50-percent of the telecom sector, nationwide inspection campaigns have uncovered 2702 violations across all parts of the Kingdom with the Eastern province being the highest at 765 and Najran the lowest at 14.</p><p> </p><p>Carrying out crackdown on shops selling mobile phones and accessories, the Ministry of Labor and social development forwarded to the concerned committee 1993 cases of violations of the Saudization directive to take penal action against violators.</p><p>In the aftermath of the inspection rounds, official inspectors have shut down 1549 shops engaging in cellphone sales and maintenance, out of which 494 faced closures in Asir as well as another 709 shops have been served with warning notice.</p><p> </p><p>Meanwhile, the ministry has urged establishments to comply with the Saudization directive amid inspection campaigns that ensure its enforcement, stressing that it will spare no effort to take penal action against violators.</p><p> </p><p>The ministry highlighted that the collective efforts would generate job opportunities for the Saudi youths as all-round inspectors join forces with security personnel and officials from with the Ministries of Commerce and Investment, Municipal and Rural Affairs and Telecommunication and IT.</p><p> </p><p>The number of law-abiding establishments has risen to 15748 on July 23 compared to 662 in the beginning date of enforcement (June 6) as the Eastern province toppled with 4828 establishments that have showed compliance to the directive, followed by Riyadh with 2278. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p>Dr. Fahad Al-Owaidi, deputy minister for inspection and development of work environment of MLSD, said the ministry has conducted so far 18574 inspection visits to a wide range of shops selling mobile phones and accessories across all parts of the Kingdom occurring from June 6 to July 23.  </p><p> </p><p>The inspection campaigns will continue to totally nationalize the telecom sector before September 2 (Dhul Hijjah 1), added Al-Owaidi.</p><p> </p><p>Inspectors reported the Eastern Province was highlighted with the largest share of establishments being visited with 5310 while Riyadh reached at 2607, Makkah with 2345, Qassim with 1882, Asir with 1689 and Madinah with 1311, Al-Owaidi said as other regions have been covered.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p>Furthermore, the ministry called upon labor parties to report violations relating to the directive via the Rasd service (<a href="http://rasd.ma3an.gov.sa/">rasd.ma3an.gov.sa</a>) as all tip-offs are handled with prompt manner to ensure the improvement of labor market.</p><p> </p><p>Stakeholders can also notify the ministry about establishments and expat workers who violate the Saudization decision in the telecom sector through contacting the customer service no. 19911. </p><p> </p>
MLSD conducts workshop on targets in line with NTPhttps://portal.mol.gov.sa/en/News/news_352MLSD conducts workshop on targets in line with NTP2016-07-24T09:00:00Z<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-6">MLSD conducts workshop on targets in line with NTP </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Ministry of Labor and Social Development conducted a five-day workshop on Sunday to discuss the detailed plans of initiatives along with the ministry's targets and objectives under the national transformation program 2020.</p><p> </p><p>During the workshop held at the ministry's Headquarters, Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Mufrej Al-Haqbani gave emphasis to working towards the realization of such initiatives, instructing all officials to execute them in line with the program.</p><p> </p><p>The minister urged them to pay undivided attention to serving customers and building bridges with beneficiaries across all parts of the Kingdom in order to meet their needs through a wide range of its branches spreading over 13 regions. </p><p> </p><p>Al-Haqbani commended the efforts made to achieve goals and develop initiatives set under the NTP as a number of officials and senior staff was present.</p><p> </p><p>The workshop explored the strategic objectives of initiatives as well as those relating housing and orphans with critical conditions, in addition to amending a raft of regulations concerning social welfare programs.</p><p> </p><p>Meanwhile, the officials engaged in talks for laying out a strategy to combat the negative social phenomena and develop regulations of social protection networks and other internal initiatives.  </p><p> </p><p>Taking into account its 75 objectives, the ministry strives to generate decent job opportunities for Saudi nationals and develop national occupational standards and quality assurance.</p><p> </p><p>The ministry seeks under the national program to up-skill national workforce with the aim of meeting the needs of the labor market, as well as create an attractive work environment in the private sector and raise the quality of service provided for Saudi nationals.</p><p> </p><p>The officials addressed ways to orchestrate efforts that aim to provide housing for beneficiaries of social security assistance and the needy and raise the performance level of orphanages and welfare societies, turning them into productive members of society and widening the participation of the third sector.</p><p> </p><p>The workshop also shed light on efforts towards achieving development, building the capabilities of related entities, enhancing governance and empowering the voluntary sector, besides design a collective scheme of family protection.</p>
​ Special team formed to develop mechanism for sheltering domestic workershttps://portal.mol.gov.sa/en/News/news_349​ Special team formed to develop mechanism for sheltering domestic workers2016-07-23T08:00:00Z<p style="text-align:center;">​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-6">Special team formed to develop mechanism for sheltering domestic workers </strong></p><p>The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has formed a special team assigned to develop a mechanism for shelter houses that serve domestic workers in particular.</p><p>The formation of team came to light amid a workshop that was conducted recently to set up the center for runaway domestic workers.</p><p>Led by Adnan Al-Naeem, deputy minister for international labor affairs of MLSD, the workshop gave emphasis to releasing its outcomes that go hand in hand with the ministry's direction in terms of enhancing services for aiding domestic workers. </p><p>An array of officials explored the most pressing challenges faced by sheltering domestic helpers as well as laid out short-term and strategic solutions that aim to address the best utilization of financial resources and human capitals.  </p><p>Meanwhile, this workshop is the stepping stone for a series of other upcoming ones that would be orchestrated in cooperation with related entities including the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs. </p>
​ Labor and social development minister inaugurates Taqat gatewayhttps://portal.mol.gov.sa/en/News/news_350​ Labor and social development minister inaugurates Taqat gateway2016-07-23T08:00:00Z<p style="text-align:center;">​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-6">Labor and social development minister inaugurates Taqat gateway</strong></p><p>Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Mufrej Al-Haqbani will unveil late on Sunday the National Labor Gateway "Taqat" amid a large turnout of labor officials, other government participants, businessmen, media figures and HR specialists in the private sector.</p><p>The new launching of the gateway comes within the Kingdom's 2030 along with the objectives set under the national transformation program that aim to generate enough job opportunities by 2020 and enhance efforts for aligning educational outcomes with the job market. </p><p>The ministry said in a statement that Taqat would serve as an all-in-one platform for the labor market through providing a wide range of full-fledged services for job seekers and employers alike.</p><p>The event will be attended by HR partners and representatives from the public and private sectors as well as three productive parties including workers, employers and government entities.</p><p>Meanwhile, the gateway is in a bid to hasten the employment of male and female Saudis in the job market as well as open new avenues for employers to get qualified national workforce instead of importing foreign workers abroad.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>​<span class="ms-rteForeColor-6"></span> </p>

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