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Zain KSA awarded "Labor Award" for ICT Talent Localization owing to its contributions to empowering Saudi youth

Sunday 26 December 2021

Zain KSA awarded "Labor Award" for ICT Talent Localization
owing to its contributions to empowering Saudi youth

Zain KSA has earned the "HRSD Labor Award" for job localization in the Information and Communications Technology sector from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD). The award aims to encourage private sector enterprises to abide by regulations to achieve more competitiveness through fulfilling the requirements of an ideal work environment and contributing to the localization of jobs.


Commenting on this award, Zain KSA’s CEO, Eng. Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Deghaither, said: “We are extremely proud to receive this award that recognizes Zain KSA’s remarkable efforts and initiatives aimed at increasing the contribution of young Saudi women and men in the job market and supporting their competencies by offering them equal opportunities for career development and growth. At Zain KSA, we realize that attracting and supporting local talents in finding the right career path and providing an ideal work environment that matches their ambition is the right way for developing the ICT sector while achieving its sustainability and maximizing its economic contribution. Through this framework, Zain KSA works to intensify digital development and innovation within Saudi Arabia through young national talents that share one nation, one vision and one goal. We take pride in having a high localization rate, with the majority of our workforce and our leadership being national talents. Additionally, Zain KSA’s high employee retention rate confirms that the Company upholds an exemplary work environment that meticulously attends to employees’ concerns and supports them to constantly develop their capabilities.”


Al-Deghaither voiced appreciation for His Excellency the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, Eng. Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi and the ministry’s team for the initiative, which reflects HRSD’s keenness to motivate enterprises to maximize localization and support the growth of ambitious national talents.


It is worth noting that the HRSD Labor Award is granted within two main areas: “Localization” and “Work Environment Excellence”. The award is part of HRSD’s initiative to provide a stimulating work environment that drives demand from job seekers, and expand citizens’ participation in the labor market to raise localization within the private sector and achieve the targeted rates.