Arab News, Thursday, Jan 19, 2023 | Jamadi Al Thani 26, 1444
400,000 Saudis employed through Hadaf in 2022
Saudi Arabia’s Human Resources Development Fund, also known as Hadaf, helped get
400,000 Saudis jobs in the private sector in 2022 through its various program
and initiatives, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The report quoted the fund’s Director General
Turki Al-Jawini as saying that more than 1.49 million Saudis benefitted from
training, empowerment and guidance programs and services provided by Hadaf last
HADAF runs several initiatives including training
programs to drive employability among Saudis while supporting establishments in
various activities, sectors and professions, as the Kingdom pursues its
localization goals outlined in Vision 2030.
These programs include Tamheer, an on-the-job
training program; the 9/10ths startup accelerator, which provides early-stage
mentorship and funding; Wusool, which promotes women’s participation in the
workplace through subsidized transportation; the child support program Qurrah;
and other initiatives to localize sectors in the labor market.
The fund spent SR6 billion ($1.6 billion) on
training and support programs in 2022, Al-Jawini said.
The number of establishments that benefited from
the fund’s services during the same year exceeded 138,000 across various sectors
of the labor market and different areas in the Kingdom, he added.