In support of the Saudi Vision 2030, and its related call for diversification of youth employment opportunities in the private sector in KSA, Alshaya this week confirmed excellent progress towards all retail staff in customer-facing roles being Saudi nationals.
Following the government’s announcement of further nationalisation targets early in 2018, Alshaya has delivered a compelling recruitment campaign designed to showcase the opportunities of a career in the fast-growing retail sector. Over 3,250 successful applicants have been offered roles within Alshaya’s portfolio of world leading retail brands, which includes mothercare, Debenhams, H&M, American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Starbucks, West Elm and Vision Express.
Alshaya strongly supports the creation of private sector employment and learning opportunities for young Arabs across the region, and has supported Saudi nationalisation initiatives for many years as the retail sector has evolved.
“We have worked in close co-operation with the Ministry of Labour over recent months to support the latest government targets and are delighted with the progress we are making in attracting Saudi nationals to our business. We have been very impressed with the calibre of talent and the passion for development that candidates have demonstrated,” commented Faisal Alshaya, General Manager, Alshaya International Trading Company.
The company’s current recruitment drive in KSA builds on its existing success in employing Saudi nationals - over 5,000 Saudis now work for the company. Alshaya has supported their development through dedicated Retail Academies in Riyadh at the Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, in Jeddah and Dammam, as well as through learning programmes and knowledge transfer, which is helping aspirational Saudi men and women develop new skills and grow their career with the company.