Hint: If you want a job, you actually have to apply for a job. Any job.

49% of unemployed never applied for jobs

A study carried out by the Ministry of Labor shows that 49 percent of unemployed persons have never attempted to apply for jobs. The study was conducted on random samples of 16,000 Saudis, 82 percent of them females.

The majority of job seekers are high school degree holders (37 percent) while only 1 percent of them are diploma degree holders. Many of those participating in the study justified their unemployment by saying they had not found right persons to help them search for jobs. Some of them said they did not bother searching because they don’t know English or are not qualified enough.

February:20:2013 - 08:18 | Comments & Trackbacks (1) | Permalink
One Response to “Not Even Trying”
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    Jerry M Said:
    February:20:2013 - 14:27 

    Well you cannot get a job without asking for one. I know that Saudi women can’t always get out of the house, but I for one have gotten most of my jobs in the last 8 years or so by applying online. Would you know if there are job search sites in Saudi Arabia?

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