Justice Ministry to hire 300 Saudi women


By Fatima Al-Dibais

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

DAMMAM — The Ministry of Justice is planning to hire 300 women in the first stage of its female employment program following a decision by Minister Walid Al-Samaani to find vacancies for Saudi women in four sectors.

Informed sources said for the first time in the history of the ministry, Saudi women will be appointed as social, legal and Shariah researchers, in addition to the posts of administrative assistants.

The sources said the women will have to compete for the jobs and should be holders of master's degrees in the Shariah, legal, social or administrative specializations.

They said the women will work in five main cities, which are Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah, Madinah and Dammam.

Samaani had said the ministry was determined to open the door of employment for qualified Saudi women to serve female clients in the judicial and documentation areas.

He lauded the achievements of the Saudi women, saying they have made distinctive and positive contributions in various fields.