Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced that it has opened the admission and registration for females to join the Saudi Border Guards at the rank of private.
The applications for admission will be received from Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. until Thursday, March 31 at 10 a.m., through the jobs section on the Absher portal, the ministry's General Department of Central Admission said.
Empowering women to join the nation's workforce is a key objective of the Saudi Vision 2030 program.
The Saudi Ministry of Defense has opened the way for both genders to join Saudi Arabia's armed forces in February 2021.
Military ranks from private to sergeant were made available for women in the Saudi Arabian Army, Royal Saudi Air Defense, Royal Saudi Navy, Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force, and Armed Forces Medical Services.
In September, the first group of female Saudi soldiers graduated from the Armed Forces Women's Cadre Training Center, after completing 14 weeks of basic training.
The Directorate General of the Border Guard is one of the oldest security services affiliated to the Ministry of Interior. Together with the rest of the security services of the Ministry of the Interior, it plays an important and effective role within the security system in Saudi Arabia. It is considered to be the fortified fortress and protective shield of a country with a geographical area and multiple borders with neighboring countries.
The kingdom is opening up an increasing number of government and private sector jobs to women in order to increase their economic participation.
Earlier this year, the Directorate of Public Security said it would hire female soldiers for the first time and the Public Prosecution announced plans to hire female investigative officers.