JCI, ILO sign deal to increase refugee employment

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AMMAN — The Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI) has signed an agreement with the International Labor Organization (ILO) as part of a program to improve opportunities for refugees and their host countries, according to Ad-Dustour daily.اضافة اعلان

In its pilot stage, the initiative will provide technical and financial support to 15 companies that employ Syrian refugees alongside members of the Jordanian host community. The program will provide help developing business plans, as well as seed funding to help companies grow.

This partnership is aimed at developing the Jordanian food industry, said Mohammad Walid Al-Jitan, JCI deputy president and representative of the food and catering industries. Jitan represented the chamber at the signing of the agreement, where he met with Frida Khan, the ILO program coordinator for Jordan.

The agreement is part of PROSPECT, an international partnership that supports refugee host communities across Africa and the Arab world. PROSPECT is funded by the government of the Netherlands, in addition to the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank, UNHCR, and UNICEF.

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