61,000 Jordanian engineers are seeking employment — JEA

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AMMAN — According to the president of the Jordanian Engineers Association (JEA), 61,000 engineers currently registered with the Civil Service Bureau are seeking employment, representing 30 percent of the association’s total membership base, which consists of about 188,000 engineers, Al-Ghad daily reported.اضافة اعلان

JEA President Ahmad Samara Al-Zoubi was speaking during a ceremony honoring engineers participating in the World Council for International Electrical Systems Conference, which was held in Paris this week.

A rise in the number of engineering graduates in Jordan, coupled with declining economic conditions, has led to a saturated job market in the sector. This means that employers have their pick of the top candidates, leaving the association to focus on training and qualifying engineers and developing and diversifying their skills, Zoubi said.

The JEA president stressed that the association needs to prepare, qualify, and train its members with competencies needed in the national, Arab, and international engineering markets, in addition to developing advanced qualification programs and providing an incubating environment to create job opportunities for engineers, whether within or outside Jordan.

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