Over 159,000 Saudi women employed in wholesale and retail sector in 2016

The number of female Saudi employees in the wholesale and retail sector in private sector companies stood at 159,588 by the end of 2016, local media said, quoting figures released by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.

Riyadh region topped other regions in employing female workers in private sector firms, which employed 28 percent of the total throughout the Kingdom, the report said. On the other hand, 2016 registered a growth of 8 percent in the employment of Saudi female staff in the finance and real estate sectors, compared to figures of 2015, with 147,398 female employees.

Earlier, the ministry identified 19 professions which should be occupied by Saudi nationals including senior human resources managers in government and private firms; heads of personnel sections; heads of labor and workers affairs; heads of personnel affairs; specialist in personnel affairs; clerk (personnel affairs); clerk (employment); clerk (employee affairs); clerk (timekeeping); clerk (general reception); clerk (hotel reception); clerk ( patient reception); clerk (grievances); treasurer; security guard (special); clerk (government relations); typewriter key repair; customer clearance; and female workers in women’s requirement shops.

Source Credit: Arab News
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