Saudi Talent conference told public and private sector should co-operate in job creation

The Saudi Talent Conference organised in association with the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) was told this morning that government and business must co-operate to create more jobs for Saudi Arabians.

“I believe we will have to adopt a strong public private sector partnership,” deputy labour minister Ahmed Kattan said.

Kattan said that the ministry is finalising plans to improve the Nitaqat (zones) programme launched in 2011 which sets Saudiisation levels in each sector of the Saudi economy and targeted interventions in the labour market to increase the employed of Saudi Arabians.

The Saudi Talent in Construction conference is organised by MEED in association with the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF). The knowledge partner is EY. AYTB is bronze sponsor. Associate sponsor is Soundlines Group. Effat University is exhibitor. The media partners are Eye of Riyadh, the business year, Sky News Arabia, The Talent Enterprise and bayt.