Gov’t disbursed JD156m under Estidama program

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AMMAN — Jordan spent JD156,400 million on the government’s Estidama program, which was launched in cooperation with the Social Security Corporation (SSC) in 2020, according to Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply and Minister of Labor Youssef Al-Shamali.اضافة اعلان

Speaking during a Lower House session on Wednesday, Shamali said JD78.2 million of that total came from the SSC, Ammon News reported.

The program covered a portion of workers’ wages in businesses and organizations that were unable to operate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the key goal of preserving the Jordanian labor force in the private sector through the government-backed SSC.

According to the minister, the program supported 108,091 beneficiaries working at 6,787 establishments.

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