GCF2011: Session Notes of “The New Paradigm for Employment" Jan 25 , 2011

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GCF2011: Session Notes of “The New Paradigm for Employment" Jan 25 , 2011

  1. 1. The New Paradigm for EmploymentMinister of Labor, HE Adel M. Fakeih25/01/2011 at 14:15Key BulletsTakeaway  Saudi Arabia’s growing workforce population as well as the increase in female participation in the workforce will cause major unemployment problems in Saudi Arabia in the coming 20 years time.  The government is considering a wide array of options in preempting this problem. Issues (Main Talking Points) • In the next 20 years, there will be a need for 5 million new jobs for the new workforce • The jobs needed will be high salary jobs with wages over SAR 4,000 a month • Jobs need to provide real skills for Saudi nationalsRecommendations  The minister outlined three main ways to solve these problems: 1) Focus on job intervention policies on jobs that are “Saudizable” (industries where Saudis want to work) a. Create positive incentives, rather than quotas and regulations b. Reward “good” (with high levels of Saudization) companies 2) Change and create economic activities and opportunities that create high salary jobs a. Educational improvement b. Better management practices for talent development and operational streamlining c. Supportive regulatory and policy reforms 3) Increase nationals’ participation in the private sector by creating an equal playing field and by restoring fair competition between nationals and expats a. Partial removal of subsidies for non-Saudis b. Equalization of employment rules between public and private sectorsThe New Paradigm for Employment_Notes_25 Jan 2011 © 2010 Monitor Company Group, L.P. — Confidential

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