U.S. Job Openings Rose in November

Washington, Rabi’II 2, 1437, Jan 12, 2016, SPA — U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in November, the government said Tuesday, as overall hiring increased and more Americans quit their jobs in signs of a healthier environment for workers.
The Labor Department reported that the number of job postings rose 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted 5.4 million. The figure has dropped after peaking at a record 5.7 million in July, but stands 11 percent higher than a year ago.
The annual increase shows that employers remain confident despite the financial turmoil in China, lower oil prices, and a European economy tenuously emerging from its recent struggles. Only Manufacturers have pulled back on job openings over the past 12 months, a reflection of the stronger dollar and weak international growth hurting sales abroad.
Overall hiring picked up 3.4 percent to 5.2 million from a year ago. The number of people quitting their jobs, a sign of confidence that people can find better-paying work, rose 6.3 percent over the past year to 2.83 million.

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20:23 LOCAL TIME 17:23 GMT
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The 37th China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou) to be Held at Two Exhibition Centers

GUANGZHOU, China, Jan. 12, 2016 / PRNewswire  — The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) will make a strong return this year; CIFF (Guangzhou) has just announced the Poly World Trade Centre Expo (PWTC Expo) as the second venue in addition to the China Import & Export Fair Complex (Pazhou Complex) for its upcoming March show […]

Allegiance-Pledge Anniversary/ Petroleum Minister: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques strengthens Kingdom's status internationally 2 Riyadh

He indicated that the National Transformation Strategy through the diversification of income sources and non reliance on oil alone aims to attract investment in the mining sector, facilitate investment procedures in this sector, and reduce restrictions and obstacles, which the Kingdom has witnessed recently of a noticeable development in the field of investment in mining industries, indicating that the sector has witnessed significant developments, with the establishment of two industrial and important cities, Ras Al-Khair City for Mining Industries on the Arab Gulf for investment of phosphate and bauxite resources in the Kingdom and King Abdullah Project for Development of Waad Al-Shamal City for Mining Industries in the Northern Border Region.
He noted that these two industrial cities will provide diversification of the sources of national income, as well as providing employment opportunities for citizens, in addition to raising the average family income in the Kingdom.
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16:12 LOCAL TIME 13:12 GMT
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Allegiance-Pledge Anniversary/ Petroleum Minister: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques strengthens Kingdom's status internationally 3 Riyadh

The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said that the Kingdom has proved to the whole world from one year to another its importance and regional and international influence, and its contribution to the establishment of a number of political and economic important alliances, as well as its continuing dealing with political and economic issues in a balanced way at the regional and international levels, stressing that what is enjoyed by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques of wisdom and deep vision and through his position as a leader of the country made him constantly directed for whatever serves the Saudi economy in general, including the petroleum sector so that Kingdom maintains its distinguished oil status as the largest oil exporter in the world, and the largest state possessing surplus production capacity in the world , as well as increasing petroleum reserves, and increasing the Kingdom’s production of natural gas for domestic uses.
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16:12 LOCAL TIME 13:12 GMT
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Allegiance-Pledge Anniversary/ Petroleum Minister: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques strengthens Kingdom's status internationally

Riyadh, 3 02 Rabi 1437 AH corresponding to January 12, 2016, SPA — The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi said that the Kingdom celebrates the first anniversary of allegiance-pledge to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, with further security and prosperity making citizens proud of what has been achieved during this year of developmental decisions at economic and political levels making the Kingdom emphasizes its regional and international status, and draws the world’s attention to its serious and firm work in fighting terrorism, and achieving peace and stability regionally and internationally through the establishment of an Islamic alliance comprising more than 30 Islamic states.
The Minister said in a statement on this occasion that at a time when some countries in our region suffer from political instability and economic weakness, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stands proudly and firmly, and maintains its security and the cohesion of its people with their leadership, in addition to the achievement of its stability and economic growth in many projects that accomplish for citizens further prosperity and good jobs opportunities, especially as it proceeds steadily towards economic prosperous future by the declaration of National Transformation Program (Kingdom 2020) which assesses and evaluates the performance and plans of the State’s agencies, focuses on the diversification of income sources, achieves the efficiency of government expenditures, rearranges priorities, and provides jobs for Saudis.
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16:11 LOCAL TIME 13:11 GMT
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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques chairs meeting of Board of Trustees of King Fahd National Library

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques chairs meeting of Board of Trustees of King Fahd National Library

الثلاثاء 1437/4/2 هـ الموافق 2016/01/12 م واس

Riyadh, Rabi’II 02, 1437, January 12, 2016, SPA — The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired at Al-Yamamah Palace here today the third meeting of Board of Trustees of King Fahd National Library in its ninth session.
At the outset of the meeting, the board listened to the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on the importance that the library performs the missions entrusted to it in the service of readers and male and female researchers, wishing success for all.
The board reviewed topics on its agenda and took a number of recommendations regarding them.
The meeting was attended by the Board of Trustees’ members including Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology; Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel bin Zaid Altoraifi; Minister of Education Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa; Assistant Minister of Finance Mohammed bin Homoud Al-Mazyad; General Supervisor of King Abdulaziz Public Library Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muammar; and from King Abdulaziz Foundation Saad bin Abdullah Al-Kharji; the Secretary General of King Fahd National Library Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Rashed; Dr. Fahd bin Abdulrahman Al-Obeikan; Engineer Ali bin Saleh Al Sama’; and Turki bin Abdullah Al-Dakhil.
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14:56 LOCAL TIME 11:56 GMT