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Saudi aviation authority aims to localize 10,000 air transport jobs

Old 21st Jan 2021, 04:18
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Saudi aviation authority aims to localize 10,000 air transport jobs

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) launched a new initiative on Tuesday to localize jobs in the air transport sector.

The initiative, announced in a statement on Twitter, aims to localize 10,000 jobs in 28 specialized professions across the sector by 2023.

It comes as a product of GACA’s cooperation with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

Targeted jobs include pilots, co-pilots, runway and ground services coordinators, flight directors, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, supervisors, some maintenance technicians, aircraft catering, passenger handlers, cargo and others.

This step comes as part of efforts to enhance the aviation sector further and reduce unemployment in the Kingdom to 7 percent, as per the objectives of the Vision 2030 reform plan.

All airlines, maintenance and operation contractors, as well as service providers in all airports across the country, were directed to begin implementing the initiative.
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Old 21st Jan 2021, 09:13
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Does Saudi have enough locals to achieve this ? GF said the same in 1993. Never got there.
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Old 21st Jan 2021, 13:13
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I’m sure the locals will be jumping at those baggage handling and menial labour jobs. LMAO.
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Old 21st Jan 2021, 13:13
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Flight Attendants? Really?
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Old 21st Jan 2021, 13:41
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Saudi female FA’s are already in the training pipeline. No more expat FO’s and by end 2021 no more expat Captains. That’s what I hear from above 🙄
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Old 21st Jan 2021, 14:30
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https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/...ate-10000-jobs
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Old 21st Jan 2021, 21:10
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Good luck to them in that case. Now they can manage most probably, but if things get better in aviation, I will be curious about this.

Do Saudi's get paid more than expats?
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Old 21st Jan 2021, 23:17
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Possibly the airline will take advantage of the pilot glut and do away with expat contracts, similar to SQ a few years ago. Foreigners would still be working there but everyone is on the same T&Cs. Market rate is paid, and given the likely number of unemployed pilots, it won’t be as generous as before.
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Old 23rd Jan 2021, 01:27
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Saudi woman becoming FA? Rumah or fact?
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Old 23rd Jan 2021, 06:15
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Fact, they are flying now in small numbers. More to follow.
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Old 24th Jan 2021, 13:49
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It's allowed now (since 21 Dec 2020) but they need permission from their fathers in writing first. https://cutt.ly/gjNuCHD
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