Jordan’s ‘Tashgeel’ program: 26,318 jobs in private sector

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AMMAN — A total of 26,318 job seekers have entered into employment contracts through the National Employment Program (Tashgeel), in collaboration with 1,077 private sector establishments.اضافة اعلان

According to the latest statistics, the National Aid Fund (NAF) has provided support to 1,969 individuals, comprising 884 women and 1,085 men, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported. The data reveals that the highest employment rates were observed in the education sector at 40 percent, followed by the industrial sector at 35 percent, and the tourism sector at 28 percent.

Conversely, the lowest employment rates were documented in the mining and quarrying sector at 2 percent, activities involving foreign organizations and bodies at 1 percent, and the supply of electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning at a mere 0.03 percent.

The Program’s overarching goal is to create 60,000 job opportunities in the private sector for Jordanian citizens aged between 18 and 40. Each participating worker receives a 6-month salary of JD130, with an additional JD10 allocated for social security subscription, along with an extra JD10 as a transportation allowance, bringing the total to JD150.

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