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MENAFN - Arab News - 15/01/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Many Saudi youth eyeing jobs in the private sector claim that most companies are not willing to trust them with certain positions, adding that job insecurity due to employers' low confidence levels in the capabilities of Saudi youth was always a major problem

They also claim that they were not pleased with the job prospects offered by the sector since they require skills and long experience which they do not have

Zaid Al-Fahd, a Saudi youth blamed employers for the lack of trust claiming they have discouraged young Saudis from taking up high positions while favoring expatriates. He said employers are afraid that if they appoint experienced Saudi staff they would have to pay them high salaries

"The problem with most Saudi youth is that they want to start in top positions with a high salary without having proven themselves worthy," said Hassan Rauf, an HR manager at a reputed private company in Jeddah. "That could happen in the public sector but not in the private sector," he added

Rauf explained that Saudi youth need to start wi the beginner's jobs to gain experience and knowledge of what they are required to do. "They can aim for higher positions once they have studied the concept of the work and are familiar with it.


He added that not all companies in the private sector agree to spend money on training these youth and preparing them for the job

"The very low pay usually makes Saudis feel very insecure about jobs in the private sector," says Adnan Waleed, a Saudi graduate who is currently looking for a job in the private sector. "With the increasing costs of living we need to be sure of receiving a worthy pay.

According to employers, Saudi youth need to put in more effort in their jobs if they wish to work in the private sector.

"The private sector does not offer the privileges that employees in the public sector enjoy," says Abdulrahman Al-Basith, a Saudi businessman. "According to the Ministry of Labor the biggest obstacle in employing Saudis in the private sector are low salaries and I think if that issue is taken into consideration, there won't be any problem.

 


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