Hilton Makkah and Towers boosts female employment

Saudi women in Makkah continue to play an increasing role in hospitality with rising numbers in full-time employment

Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Hilton Makkah and Towers has claimed it is one of the largest employers of Saudi Arabian women in a Makkah property with more than 50 across its departments, a company statement has revealed.

As a result of the late King Abdullah Abdulaziz’s reforms, which sees women today make up about 15% of the total Saudi workforce.

“Attracting qualified women is a critical goal as we try to build the pipeline of the next generation of leaders,” said Hilton Makkah and Towers general manager Ibrahim Fati.

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“We want to leverage local knowledge, creativity and the skills of our female Saudi colleagues.”

“Our staff are the ultimate ambassadors for the Kingdom and the holy city of Makkah and we encourage them to work towards and attain their personal ambitions and goals,” he said.

The number of Saudi women working in the Kingdom has jumped by nearly 50% in the past five years, according to a recent government report.

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