SAUDI ARABIA

64,577 Saudi women employees benefit from ‘Wusool’ program

July 13, 2020
File photo of Wusool program.
File photo of Wusool program.

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — A total of 64,577 Saudi women employees have benefited from the transportation program “Wusool” since its launch in November 2017 until the end of June this year.

In a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency, the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) said that the Riyadh region has the highest number of beneficiaries from the program with 28,308 employees, Makkah region with 19,463 beneficiaries, and the Eastern Region came third with 9,186 beneficiaries.

It is worth mentioning that the program aims to empower females working in the private sector, raise their participation rate in the labor market, and support their job stability.

The fund made amendments and updates to the program in order to provide benefits to the maximum number of applicants and to facilitate the procedures for registering Saudi workers.

The enrollment mechanism in the program included registration in the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI), where the total GOSI subscription period shall be less than 36 months and the monthly salary should be SR8,000 or less. It also included the amount of monthly financial support provided by the fund fixed at 80 percent of the cost and a maximum of SR800 per month.

The program contributes to finding solutions that reduce the burden of transportation costs for Saudi women working in the private sector. It also aims to improve and develop the transport environment for commuting by providing a safe service with high quality and safety for working women, in partnership with companies using licensed smart apps to guide private cars being operated as taxis.


July 13, 2020
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