Fourth SMEs conference slated to tackle labor market issues

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AMMAN — The Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI) is holding Tuesday the fourth Conference for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) under the title “Employer-employee dialogue: toward effective labor market policies”, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The event is held under the patronage of the ministers of labor, and of industry, trade, and supply, in cooperation with the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU).

In a press statement issued on Monday, the president of JCI, Fathi Jaghbir, emphasized the significance of effective labor policies, stating: “As employers, we view labor as a crucial and indispensable component of the production process.”

He added that the chamber seeks to effect positive change in labor market policies because they are an important component of national employment strategies and play a significant role in lowering unemployment rates and achieving desired economic growth.

Having employers and workers conduct a thorough dialogue helps communicate demands to the government to adopt efficient policies that address labor market imbalances, Jaghbir said.

According to him, JCI and GFJTU held a series of workshops tackling three labor market topics: training and technical education, social dialogue and partnership, and social protection.

Jaghbir voiced hope that the government will adopt the conference recommendations and use them as a guide to create efficient labor market regulations that would increase the market’s efficiency.

A labor market unit, one of the chamber’s new arms, will be inaugurated on the sidelines of the conference with the goal of addressing labor market imbalances, developing labor market policies, meeting the industrial establishments’ need for skilled and trained laborers, and creating job opportunities in decent, appropriate workplaces.

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