Saudi Arabia-based oil and gas company Aramco has launched a freelance job platform aimed at the country’s citizens, in collaboration with government-owned gig platform Future Work.
Aramco says MADD is a full-fledged platform for work, providing immediate recruitment, monthly contract and hourly-based contract services.
The tool is said to facilitate match-making, contracting and collaboration between parties. Aramco is launching the project through Taleed, a government program launched in October 2022 to support SMEs.
Jamil Al-Baqawi, SVP of national development at Saudi Aramco, said the MADD platform aimed to connect self-employed workers and those with modern work patterns to local job opportunities, helping provide workers with a stable income and sustainable job opportunities, according to Construction Week.
The MADD site describes its mission as “filling the gap of on-demand recruitment services with Saudi talents,” as reported by Arabian Business.
More widely, the gig-work economy is attracting attention and funding in the kingdom. In February, Saudi Arabia-based hourly jobs website Marn.io raised $1.0 million in a post-seed funding round to expand its team and step up its efforts to attract both employers and job-seekers.