Agreement to ‘give priority’ to Jordanian workers at gas stations — Steitieh

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AMMAN — Minister of Labor Nayef Steitieh announced on Wednesday that an agreement has been reached with major fuel distribution companies and the Syndicate of Fuel Owners to “give priority” to employing Jordanians at gas stations, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

“We have agreed with major companies in the fuel sector and the Syndicate of Fuel Owners to give priority to operating in fuel stations only to Jordanians,” he said.

The agreement, which falls under the National Employment Program, aims to “create permanent job opportunities, as those working in these companies will have a career path and various incentives, including social security and medical insurance,” Steitieh said.  “There will be a JD500 cash incentive for each young man and woman who completes work for a full year in the hydrocarbon sector,” he added.

He said that he expected the agreement to create more than 1,500 job opportunities.

In a related matter, Steitieh said that the ministry did not stop the recruitment of expatriate workers in the agricultural sector, but it had organized it, whereby each farmer will be allocated a specific number of foreign workers.

In a meeting with the Lower House Labor and Agriculture Committees on Wednesday to discuss working permits issue, he said that if a foreign worker leave the country, he can be replaced.

Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Faraya said during the meeting that the ministry seizes daily expatriate workers who violate the conditions of their work permits. He said there is a need to ensure that agricultural labor does not infiltrate other sectors.

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