Expat recruitment open only in industrial, agricultural sectors — official

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Labor excluded Jordan's industrial and agricultural sectors and domestic workers from a recent decision to stop recruiting expatriate workers, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

In the domestic market, Hadidi noted, the presence of a large expat workforce has caused damage to the labor market, decreased job vacancies available to Jordanians, and increased unemployment.

The decision to stop expat worker recruitment is in line with the local market’s needs, and will allow the ministry to regulate and assess the domestic labor market and address imbalances shown in unemployment figures for Jordanian workers, the ministry’s Secretary-General Farouk Hadidi said in a press statement on Wednesday.

Hadidi stressed the need to continue national workforce training programs in coordination with the private sector to provide job opportunities for Jordanians, qualifying them to compete with Arab and foreign labor in various sectors.

The ministry, which prioritizes and plays a key role in the employment of Jordanians, takes measures to curb expat worker recruitment to this effect, he said.

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