The Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) launched 4 new improvements to support controls in the “Employment Support” program. The improvements include lowering the minimum wage for the employee eligible for support from 4,000 riyals to 3,200 riyals, and calculating an additional 10% support for the affected activities, as well as Calculation of an additional 10% support for several other targeted professions, in addition to the inclusion of employees who were employed from July 1, 2019 in the program, provided that the support disbursement to them starts from the date of their registration in the program. The improvements came after holding the fund’s branches during the last period for a number of workshops with several sectors in the labor market, and a number of chambers of commerce in various regions of the Kingdom, as well as listening to the notes and proposals of business owners and beneficiaries of the program, as the fund seeks to maximize the benefit of the sons and daughters of the nation From supporting the program and increasing their participation in the labor market, as well as empowering private sector enterprises, ensuring their stability and developing their performance, and mitigating the economic impacts and repercussions of the Coronavirus.
The “Employment Support” program supports the wages of Saudi men and women in all jobs and professions in all private sector establishments, at a rate ranging from 30% to 50% of the employee’s monthly wage for a period of two years, provided that the subsidized employee’s salary does not exceed 15,000 riyals. Establishments also receive an additional 10% support when hiring females, people with disabilities, and upon employment in all cities except for Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Khobar, and in small, micro and medium enterprises, provided that the maximum support does not exceed 50% of the employee’s monthly wage, or 3000 Real, whichever is lower.
The Fund renewed its invitation to all private sector establishments to register online and benefit from the program’s support, by visiting the business owners page on the National Labor Portal (Taqat) via the link: https://taqat.sa
Activating the “Employment Support Program”, then creating a new support request, adding the request data and the employees to be supported, then saving the request and sending the information; Then the request will be received by the fund and to ensure that the facility meets the controls and provides support for it.