The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) said its department for nationalization signed last Sunday a memorandum of cooperation with 2P Perfect Presentation to employ 500 Saudi men and women in IT field in the company’s branches located across the Kingdom. The signing ceremony was signed by the General Supervisor for Nationalization Eng. Ghazi al-Shahrani and CEO of 2P Eng. Thamer al-Qurashi. According to the agreement, the two entities will define occupations and jobs that can replace expat workers with Saudi nationals in each region of the Kingdom as well as offering support and training programs in a bid to upskill Saudi employees. They agreed on the timetable of the agreement, follow-up mechanism and how to assess impact and sustainability of employment, in addition to exploring ways to overcome challenges. Meanwhile, the department for nationalization works on providing job opportunities for Saudi nationals, developing human resources, finding effective mechanisms and policies and raising the skill level of Saudis, which meets the labor market’s needs and creates a safe and an attractive work environment in the private sector. Meanwhile, the joint agreement comes within the company’s keenness to support government efforts in implementing nationalization programs. The signing agreement was attended by HRDF and MLSD officials including Deputy Director-General for Employment Support Ahmed al-Mujaish, Director for Support Services Abdullah al-Hassoun, Deputy Director for Employment Pathways Sector Turki al-Dubaikhi and Director for Nationalization in Industrial Sector Eng. Ayman Shukar. It was also attended by 2P representatives including Deputy CEO for Managed Services and Projects Abd al-Ilah Alshaye and Deputy CEO for Support Services Sultan Al-Obied.