The entity is committed to creating 50,000 direct and indirect jobs in Saudi by 2035
Cruise Saudi participated in the Ministry of Tourism’s first two-day Tourism Job Fair, with the aim of recruiting Saudi talent in the rapidly growing cruise tourism sector.
Cruise Saudi Chief Human Capital Officer Ayman AlGhamdi said: “As we are developing a new industry that supports the Saudi Tourism sector, we believe in investing in the local community. With a Saudisation rate of 71%, we are proud of our local talents who have proven their capabilities, qualifications and fast development in a wide range of cruise related fields.”
Cruise Saudi has outperformed the female employment goals outlined in Vision 2030, with their participation in the workforce now reaching 32%, ahead of the 2030 target of 30%.
Tourism in Saudi is undergoing a massive transformation with a focus on long-term, sustainable growth, and, under plans set out in Vision 2030, the tourism sector will become an important tributary for the country's economy.
It's estimated that the tourism sector will create one of every three jobs in Saudi in the next decade, as it switches its focus to the growth of non-oil sectors. The country also aims to welcome 100 million visitors by 2030.
Tourism Human Capabilities Development deputy minister Mohamed Bushnaq said: "We are here today, steadfastly continuing our journey to provide more opportunities for this generous nation by launching the first tourism employment forum both in-person and through a dedicated virtual platform, which aims to meet the increasing demand within the tourism sector.
"One of the most important targets of the tourism sector in Saudi is to create an additional one million jobs in the sector by 2030, and we are, thankfully, confident in achieving this target by working with our partners in the private and public sectors."
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