Friday, February 26, 2021

An advertisement for a “men’s only job” in Saudi Arabia is causing an uproar … and the government responds


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The announcement of “male-only” jobs in Saudi Arabia has caused an uproar on social media, while the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development asserted that the advertisement violates the labor law.

A civil institution had published a job advertisement, through its Twitter account, and one of the conditions of the announcement was that jobs are for Saudi men only, and the required qualification is “Bachelor of Management and Marketing – Diploma in Social Service,” and experience in project management and community programs.

One of the follow-ups asked the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development about the ministry’s opinion on “this discrimination between women and men in jobs.” The official customer care account at the Ministry of Human Resources responded that “the advertisement contravenes Article Three of the Labor Law,” while the institution deleted its announcement.

The Ministry of Human Resources indicated that “work is a citizen’s right, and it is not permissible for others to practice it except after fulfilling the conditions stipulated in the system. Or advertising. “





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