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Arab News, Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 | Zul Qaadah 23, 1443

Jeddah Season creates 74,000 jobs for Saudi youths

Saudi Arabia: The Jeddah Season has created more than 74,000 jobs for Saudi citizens, according to a leading entertainment executive.

Nawaf Qumosani, director general of Jeddah Season 2022, made the announcement while praising the future of the entertainment industry in the Kingdom.

He said the event contributed to enhancing the vision of the industry, improving quality of life in the community, attracting investments and achieving economic returns, in addition to building significant global partnerships.

Qumosani’s comments came during a meeting with media representatives at the Jeddah Media Center, where he said that the season’s second edition had increased job opportunities for young people and created an effective economic and cultural movement within Saudi society.

He added that the most important features of Jeddah Season are sustainability, inclusion and diversity, which has been achieved through the presentation of more than 2,800 days of activities, shows, experiences, games, exhibitions, theater performances and concerts.

More than 36 shows and events were held for the first time in the Kingdom, and at least six of those events were the first of their kind in the world, he added.

Qumosani noted that 80 percent of the season’s jobs were taken by Saudi youths, adding that the season contributed to promoting the localization of more than 14 professions to increase opportunities for Saudi men and women to join the labor market, in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plans.

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