French companies provide 16,000 jobs in Kingdom

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AMMAN — According to a report by the French Embassy in Jordan, French businesses represents 6.2 percent of the total foreign direct investment in Jordan, equivalent to $1.7 billion. They provide direct employment opportunities for at least 3,500 people in the country, and on average each French company employs about 250 people.اضافة اعلان

It was explained that 16,000 direct and indirect jobs were created by French companies, and 40 percent of French companies in Jordan have a production site in Jordan, reported Al-Mamlaka TV.

Of the employees of these companies, 94 percent are Jordanians, and 30 percent of them are women.

France is among the top five foreign countries investing in Jordan, after the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Kuwait and Bahrain

Types of investments
NGOs and environmental and community outreach make up 71 percent of French businesses in Jordan.

The volume of investment for French companies in Jordan annually is about JD100 million.

For more than 20 years, major French companies have had a strong and long-term presence in the water sector in Jordan. Nearly one third of French companies are involved in the water sector.

They played an important role in advancing water infrastructure and services in Jordan, actively participating in prominent projects and contributing their expertise during crucial stages from research to implementation.

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