Saudi Aramco: Its People

At the end of 2000, Saudi Aramco employed more than 54,500 people, among them geologists and engineers, computer and laboratory scientists, plant workers, marine biologists, harbor pilots, fire fighters, physicians and teachers. Over 85% of the employees are Saudi citizens; their ongoing training and career development is a crucial company activity.

With a staff of more than 2,000 full-time teachers, trainers and support personnel, Saudi Aramco's training program is one of the largest of its kind in the world. In 1994 alone, some 9,000 Saudis took part in company-sponsored training.

The company provides quality rental housing and recreational facilities for Saudi and expatriate professionals in family communities in Dhahran and other parts of the Eastern Province; it also has sizable communities elsewhere in the Kingdom. Many Saudi employees have built their own homes through the company's Home Ownership Program, which provides free developed lots or grants for land purchases as well as subsidized housing loans. By 2000, 45,197 houses had been built under this program. Saudi Aramco also provides high-quality medical care for its employees and their dependents, as well as many other services.

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