Proceedings of The 6th International Conference on Opportunities and Challenges in Management, Economics, and Accounting
Technological Skills and Job Employment in Universities in Saudi Arabia
Bilal Ahmad Ali Al-khateeb
Due to the rate of youth unemployment in Middle East precisely Saudi Arabia, this study investigates the relationship between technological skills and job employment among the unemployment youth in Saudi Arabia. Specifically, the study examined how technological related skills such as IT, computer skills and internet related skills predict job employment among the unemployed youths in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The study adopted a cross-sectional research design with quantitative questionnaire survey approach. The population of the study covered all the unemployed youths in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, however, only 350 of them was selected through purposive sampling technique. The questionnaire survey was distributed and retrieved via self-administered procedure. The data was analysed using SPSS version statistical tool while both correlation and regression analyses were employed to determine the correlation and relationship between the independent and dependent variables. In all, the study found overall support for the hypothesis that technological skills such as IT skills, ICT, internet related skills etc were statistically and significantly related to job employment among the unemployed youth in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, the study concludes that technological skills such as IT skills, ICT, internet related skills etc. significantly affect job employment among the unemployed youth in Saudi Arabia. In line with this, the study provided discussion on the findings as well as the implications for practice and future research. Limitations of the study are also offered.
Keywords: Technological skills, Job seeking, Employment, Marketable skills, Employment opportunities, Saudi Arabia.