More Than 100,000 Saudi Women Vie for 140 Passport Control JobsBy
Saudi Arabia, which is opening up its conservative society, said 107,000 women applied for just 140 vacancies to work in airports and land border-crossings.
It’s the first time the Saudi General Directorate of Passports is recruiting women to work at passport controls, according to an emailed statement. The job carries a military rank.
Saudi Arabia in September said it will allow women to drive from June this year, ending a decades-long ban. In January, female fans attended official soccer matches for the first time.