Listen to this article Saudi Arabia Greenlights 13 Additional Jobs For Women, Allowing Employment As Private Tutors And Drivers
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) in Saudi Arabia has announced the addition of 13 new professions to the list of domestic labor jobs available to women, as part of the country’s efforts to increase female participation in the workforce.
The updated list of positions is now available for female candidates on the Musaned platform, an online recruitment platform for domestic workers in Saudi Arabia.
New Job Opportunities for Women
The 13 new professions now available to women seeking employment in the domestic labor sector in Saudi Arabia include:
- Personal care worker
- Home tailor
- Home manager
- Private tutor
- Home farmer
- Home coffee maker
- Private speech and hearing specialist
- Support worker
- Administrative assistant
- Office manager
This expansion of job opportunities for women in the domestic labor sector represents a significant step forward for gender equality in Saudi Arabia.
Musaned Platform for Recruitment
Musaned is an online recruitment platform that allows domestic workers to register their profiles and provides employers with a database of potential candidates to choose from. The platform aims to simplify and streamline the recruitment process for domestic workers and employers in Saudi Arabia.
Employers can filter candidates on the Musaned platform based on their profession, gender, and nationality. The platform also provides information to both employers and domestic workers about their rights and responsibilities.
The addition of new professions to the Musaned platform will increase the number of job opportunities available to women in Saudi Arabia and help to address the gender gap in the country’s labor market.
Efforts to Increase Women’s Participation in the Workforce
Saudi Arabia has been taking significant steps in recent years to increase women’s participation in the workforce, as part of the country’s broader Vision 2030 plan to diversify its economy and reduce its reliance on oil.
According to data published by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, the female labor force participation rate in Saudi Arabia reached a record high of 37% in 2022. This represents a significant increase from just 22% in 2015.
The addition of new job opportunities for women in the domestic labor sector is a positive step towards achieving greater gender equality in the Saudi Arabian workforce.