Jordan employs 33,000 Ethiopian workers — labor minister

Ethiopian labor minister signs MoU with Jordanian counterpart to regulate recruitment

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AMMAN — The Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply and Minister of Labor, Youssef Al-Shamali, revealed that there are currently 33,000 male and female workers in Jordan, with the majority serving as domestic workers. اضافة اعلان

This announcement came during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopian Minister of Labor and Skills, Mofrehat Kamel, at the Ministry of Labor building in Amman on Tuesday.

Renewing the MoU between Jordan and Ethiopia, the agreement specifically focuses on the recruitment of workers and has undergone thorough technical evaluations by experts from both countries during meetings held at the Ministry of Labor over a two-day period.

Shamali emphasized the Jordanian Labor Ministry's commitment to strengthening bilateral cooperation and ensuring the well-being and rights of non-Jordanian workers, including domestic workers of various nationalities, such as Ethiopian workers.

The ministry aims to secure safe working environments and preserve labor rights for these individuals, according to Hala News.

In response, Kamel expressed her country's eagerness to enhance collaboration with Jordan across multiple sectors, highlighting the significance of renewing the MoU between the two nations.

 As part of their visit, Kamel and her accompanying delegation also engaged with representatives from the Syndicate of Owners of Recruitment Offices and the General Federation of the Jordan Trade Union, further reinforcing ties between the two countries.

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