Saudi Arabia: New Electronic Platform Introduced for Job Seekers

February 23, 2021 Lucy Halse

Key Points

  • The Saudi Council of Ministers has launched a new database for job seekers
  • The United National Employment Platform connects workers with government agencies
  • The new platform intends to facilitate and streamline the employee recruitment and hiring process
  • The platform is available for applicants in the public and private sectors

Overview

The Saudi Council of Ministers has approved a new database called the United National Employment Platform to help job seekers.

What are the Changes?

The new database is designed to make the job search and application process easier for job seekers. The electronic platform documents applicants’ qualifications and data, which then connects them with the databases of various government agencies, including the Human Resources Development Fund and the Ministry of Education.

What Should Employers and Applicants Know?

The United National Employment Platform is available for job seekers in both the private and public sectors.

The platform is similar to other job portals that exist in other Gulf Cooperative Council countries, including the Virtual Labor Market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Talent Portal in Bahrain.

Looking Ahead

The new platform intends to facilitate and streamline the employee recruitment and hiring process.


Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an Envoy-affiliated attorney or another qualified professional.

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