Embassy of Sweden and VFS Global boost women empowerment

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By co-participating with the Embassy of Sweden, VFS Global showcased and promoted the exciting career opportunities that exist in the visa services, travel and tourism sector. — Courtesy photo
By co-participating with the Embassy of Sweden, VFS Global showcased and promoted the exciting career opportunities that exist in the visa services, travel and tourism sector. — Courtesy photo

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH —
VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions worldwide, is building on its Saudization initiatives by co-participating with the Embassy of Sweden at the ‘A Step Ahead Career Fair 2019’. The three-day recruitment related conference was held in the capital city of Riyadh earlier this month, and was endorsed by the Ministry of Labor and the Human Resources Development Fund.

As the biggest event targeted toward empowering and employing Saudi women, entities from all industries participated to encourage women to explore how they can progress their careers and contribute to the leaderships’ Saudization scheme, which is part of the leadership’s Saudi Vision 2030.

Niclas Trouvé, Ambassador of Sweden to Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen, said: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has an ambitious roadmap for enhancing the role that citizens play in the nation’s future progress. This is why initiatives like the ‘A Step Ahead Career Fair’ are so vital in empowering future talents to pursue careers that will help define and achieve the country’s vision for the years ahead. We were delighted to meet many young and talented candidates who certainly will have promising careers ahead.”

Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO for Middle East, South Asia & China, VFS Global said: “Women of Saudi Arabia are vital in helping to shape diversity within the country’s private and public sectors. As figures from the previous ‘A Step Ahead’ event reveal, this talented pool of skilled women also express a keen desire to become involved in boosting the social and economic future of the country. As such, VFS Global is proud to support workplace diversity in the Kingdom and empowering even more women to explore exciting career pathways.”

By co-participating with the Embassy of Sweden, VFS Global showcased and promoted the exciting career opportunities that exist in the visa services, travel and tourism sector. This is also in line with the company’s mission to achieve over 60% Saudization by 2020.


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