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Half a million Jordanians applied for civil service jobs — Nasser

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Civil Service Bureau. (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Sameh Nasser, head of the Civil Service Bureau, announced at a Tuesday press conference that the civil service exam is receiving more applicants than the bureau can employ, Al-Rai daily reported.اضافة اعلان

Nasser said that the pool of competitive civil service applicants has ballooned by over 7.6 percent this year, reaching 455,604 cumulative applicants. The bureau can only employ 10-12 percent of yearly applicants, less than 2 percent of the cumulative pool, Nasser said.

He indicated that 18,800 applicants, or 4 percent of the total applicant pool, have more than one educational qualification.

Nasser announced that 10,069 applications have been removed from the competitive exam this year. Of the rejected applications, 1,436 were retirees, soldiers, or their dependents. Another 5,888 applications were tossed out because the applicants were 48 years old or older, which disqualifies them according to Article 40 of the Civil Service Bylaw.

About 10 percent of the current applicant pool, or 43,319 applicants, are currently between the ages of 40 and 48. 74 Percent of applicants are under the age of 34, according to Nasser.

The number of applicants registered in the Social Security database reached 136,890, or 30 percent of the applicant pool, of whom 68,103 drew a salary of more than JD600.

The number of humanitarian cases reached 6,579 and the number of applicants with disabilities reached 1,672. 

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