6,000 hired via National Employment, 35,000 vacancies remain

Minister of Labor Nayef Steitieh
(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN Labor Minister Nayef Steitieh said that the government has employed 6,000 people so far under the National Employment Program, and that 35,000 jobs are available, Hala News reported.اضافة اعلان

The turnout for the national program remains weak, he said, calling on Jordanian youth to benefit from it because it provides secure and appropriate employment opportunities with career paths.

Currently, the ministry is implementing a complete overhaul of the vocational training system, beginning in Irbid governorate, he said.

The move aims to increase youth centers in various governorates to provide occupational opportunities based on 80 percent virtual training and 20 percent face-to-face training.

The vocational training system identifies the Kingdom’s needs five years in advance, Steitieh noted, and HRH Crown Prince Hussein has stressed the need to focus on developing vocational skills in the workforce.

This has prompted the ministry to establish a designated center for the development and approval of training materials and organized training programs in Jordan.

The ministry’s main objective is to regulate the labor market and ensure that the Kingdom’s regulations and laws are aligned with international labor laws. It also plays a major role in reducing the poverty and unemployment, Steitieh said.

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