The Makkah region branch of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has signed a nationalization agreement for the Saudi pharmacies sector with Al-Nahdi Medical Company (NMC).
In line with the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030 and as part of its corporate responsibility program, NMC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ministry to employ more than 700 Saudis across its pharmacies in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, the Southern region, Makkah and Madinah.
Eng. Yasser Joharji, NMC’s CEO and Eng. Majid bin Mohammad AlDhuhawi, undersecretary for Saudization in the Ministry of Human Recourses and Social Development, attended the signing ceremony.
Joharji 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 unparalleled training and internship programs that help upskill young Saudis for today’s workplace.”
The agreement covers preparing and qualifying young Saudi men and women for the labor market, by providing training programs offered by Al-Nahdi Medical Company at its school, Al-Nahdi Academy.