32.7K employed in national program: Ministry of Labor

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Ministry of Labor. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The number of participants employed and contracted under the National Employment Program with private sector establishments reached 32,700 individuals across various sectors and economic activities, according to the spokesperson for the Ministry of Labor Mohammed Al-Zyoud. The registered private sector facilities in the program amounted to 2,237 as of December 20, Al-Ghad reported.اضافة اعلان

On Tuesday, Zyoud said that the beneficiaries of the National Employment Program from the recipients of the National Aid Fund amounted to 2,293 individuals, with nearly half of them being women, adding that the manufacturing sector was the most active in employing job seekers through the program, followed by the education sector. The least interest was observed in the information and communication sectors, professional, scientific, technical, construction, real estate, agriculture, forestry, and fishing.

Zyoud pointed out that 43 percent of the registered job seekers in the program hold a bachelor's degree. He also mentioned that private sector employers carry out employment through the program according to their needs.

The program contributes JD130 to the salary of each worker for six months, in addition to a contribution of JD10 to the worker's social security subscriptions and JD10 as a transportation allowance.

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