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08Jun2016 2057

KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY IS WHERE NATIONAL, INT’L CORPORATIONS OFFER 1,200 TOP JOBS

TOMOUH GRADUATES REAP BENEFITS OF THEIR HARD WORK

King Abdullah Economic City’s Tomouh job fair provided graduates of the city’s training and qualification program the opportunity to apply for 1,200 jobs offered by 22 national and international companies.

Named after the Arabic word for ambition, the fair is one of the city’s most significant sustainability initiatives, providing 1,000 young Saudi men and women who live in and around Rabigh the skills and training the need to compete for quality jobs.

HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the man behind the “Building People, Developing Places” and shooting for “the First World,” attended the graduation ceremony of the trainees last April.

“Today’s job fair is a major turning point in the lives of the young men and women who applied themselves and benefited from the qualification and training courses provided by the Tomouh program,” said Mr. Fahd Al-Rasheed, Group CEO and Managing Director of King Abdullah Economic City, “I am delighted to see these dedicated young people reaping the fruit of all the effort they put into honing their skills over the past four months.”

“KAEC is committed to developing the national talent pool by training and qualifying young Saudis to guarantee the prosperity of our nation and contribute to the national economy. We are closely aligned with the vision of His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, providing more opportunities for the residents of the towns and villages around KAEC by training and preparing them to compete in the job market or start their own businesses.”

Mr. Fahd Hamidaddin, Chief Commercial Officer of King Abdullah Economic City, said “We are happy to see such an exceptional turnout at the fair. This event not only provides support to the beneficiaries of the Tomouh program, it also helps companies in the region take advantage of the opportunity to hire skilled local talent.”

Visitors of the fair were offered jobs at national and global corporations operating in KAEC, with opportunities in commerce, manufacturing, and services. Even businesses from outside the city rushed to participate, adding even more opportunities and confirming the city’s status as a major engine of development and quality employment for the national workforce.