Almarai celebrates success of Saudization programs
Almarai Company recently celebrated exceeding the record number of 8700 Saudi staff including 628 females. Thus, Almarai, with all its affiliations, achieved the Platinum Band under Netaqat Program of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. This achievement is made due to the continuous endeavor of the company to boost localization of workforce by attracting Saudi staff: Then the company upgrades their professional efficiency with intensive courses and on-the-job development on one hand, and furnishing the ideal workplace environment to enable them to innovate on the other.
Mr. fawwaz Mohamed Al-Jasser, Almarai’s Chief Human Resources Officer, said that localization is a strategic objective in Almarai. To achieve this, Almarai established specialized centers and adopted several initiatives and projects. Thus, Almarai won local and regional localization prizes. Initiatives included co-establishment of Dairy and Food Polytechnic “DFP” in Al-Kharj together with Human Resources Development Fund “HRDF” and technical and Vocational Training Corporation “TVTC”, to cater for the needs of the vital food-processing sector with qualified Saudi workforce. Additionally, Almarai launched Future Leaders AFLP, GPT, and established Almarai Academy, and heavy transport driving center in Al-Kharj. .