The number of job opportunities created by Bab Rizq Jameel Recruitment (BRJR) in 2017 rose by 18% compared to the previous year, new figures have revealed.

In total, 51,449 job opportunities were provided in 2017 across a range of business sectors, taking the total number of Saudi Arabian job opportunities created by BRJR, part of Community Jameel, to almost 300,000 since 2007.

The growth follows recent initiatives from the Ministry of Labor to Saudize several sectors, including car rental, insurance, jewellery, and freelance work.

Through its work with Arabian Centers on the Mall Saudization Campaign, BRJR created 5,500 job opportunities for young men and women. BRJR’s part-time work program secured 4,640 jobs; its seasonal work program secured 4,630 jobs; 2,454 jobs came from training resulting in employment. A further 9,600 jobs were created in stadiums, and 2,189 emerged in transport and delivery.

As well as strategic partnerships with universities including King Saud University, BRJR also found potential employees by collaborating with events including the Jeddah Talent Market, Al Ihsaa Employment Forum, Oxford College Employment Forum (Medina), and the Laureate College Employment Forum (Makkah).