In line with the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030 and as part of its corporate responsibility program, Nahdi Medical Company (NMC), Saudi Arabia’s largest pharmacy retail chain and leading healthcare provider signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Human Recourses and Social Development to employ more than 700 Saudi Nationals with a shared goal to create jobs for Saudi youth.
The signing ceremony took place with Eng. Yasser Joharji, NMC’s CEO and Eng. Majid Bin Mohammad AlDuhawi, (Undersecretary for Saudization in the ministry of Human Resources and Social Development), in presence.
Despite the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic imposed on many industries, in 2020 NMC was able to pursue its Saudization plans through hiring more than 650 Saudi pharmacists. The proportion and number of local nationals in employment at NMC has seen a steady growth as the organization expands its operations.
Commenting on the agreement, Eng. Yasser Joharji, CEO of Nahdi Medical Company said, “This agreement falls in line with NMC’s long term plans of building strategic partnerships with various national entities to support the government’s efforts in creating jobs for young Saudis in the pharmaceutical sector. Our long-standing commitment lies in encouraging Saudis to participate in developing the country and to achieve this, at Nahdi. we offer unparallel training and internship programs which help upskill young Saudis for today’s workplace.”
Joharji continued, “In support of the Kingdom’s vision 2030 which underlines the importance of empowering Saudi youth and activating their role in contributing to the economic development of the country, we are set to employ more than 700 Saudi pharmacists across our pharmacies in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, the Southern region, Makkah and Madinah. Our focus is to empower new joiners through career development programs, equipping them with relevant skills in order to achieve long-term career stability and sustainability.”
The Saudization agreement signed between NMC and the Ministry of Human Recourses and Social Development reaffirms the important role of the private sector in driving transformation in the Kingdom and contributing to national development.