Marriott to host recruitment days for Saudi nationals to boost Saudisation

Properties will be looking to recruit locals across various departments

The initiative aims to recruit locals who are looking to enter the industry, as well as nationals looking for career progression in hospitality
The initiative aims to recruit locals who are looking to enter the industry, as well as nationals looking for career progression in hospitality

Hospitality giant Marriott International will be hosting dedicated recruitment days for Saudi nationals at the Le Meridien Jeddah and Riyadh Marriott Hotel.

Saudisation remains the group’s key priority, and Marriott plans to host more recruitment drives to further strengthen its leadership programme Tahseen.

The first recruitment day will be held at Le Meridien Jeddah from 7 to 8, October 2019 and the second one will be held at Riyadh Marriott Hotel from 9 to 10 October, 2019.

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The initiatives are in line with the company’s growth plans in the Kingdom where the anticipated addition of 20 new properties and over 3,500 rooms by the end of 2023 could generate nearly 4,000 new jobs. 

The initiative aims to recruit locals who are looking to enter the industry, as well as nationals looking for career progression in hospitality.

Properties will be looking to recruit across various departments including purchasing, marketing, front desk, sales, guest services, food & beverage and human resources.

“As part of our growth strategy for the Kingdom, we aim to foster and develop more Saudi nationals across our portfolio and provide them with a platform to be able to contribute to the success of the country’s travel and tourism sector. Our development pipeline in Saudi Arabia is expected to create nearly 4,000 new jobs in the country within the next five years, and as such, we are committed to developing more opportunities for Saudi nationals to join the hospitality industry,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

Saudi Arabia is currently Marriott’s second largest market in the Middle East with a portfolio of 28 properties and over 8,000 rooms across nine brands.

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