Jordan's public sector cannot employ all graduates, says minister

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AMMANMinister of Industry, Trade and Supply, and Minister of Labor, Yousef Shamali, has acknowledged that the public sector cannot employ the "enormous" number of Jordanian graduates, as it can only hire up to 10,000 of them annually, particularly in the education and health sectors.اضافة اعلان

Speaking during the opening of an employment unit in the industrial sector on Monday, established by the Amman Chamber of Industry in collaboration with the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and the Jordan Industry 4.0 & Digitalization Innovation Center, funded by the EU, Shamali emphasized the government's commitment to genuine partnerships with the private sector to meet employment needs.

The employment unit aims to provide the necessary qualified workforce for factories and connect job seekers, following their training, with available opportunities in small, medium, and large factories.

This unit will help serve employers to reach more efficient and effective Jordanian workers and contribute to reducing unemployment in society by providing suitable and sustainable job opportunities, reported the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Efforts to address unemploymentAlexander Monden, head of GIZ's employment project in Jordan, explained that the unit will help fill the available job vacancies with job seekers, particularly in light of the noticeable unemployment rates among youth and women in Jordan.

He emphasized that Jordan suffers from one of the lowest rates of female participation in the labor market and that the unit can contribute to solving this problem, which will benefit the economy and society.

Alignment with private sector needsTo be effective, employment must align with the actual needs of the private sector, provide compatible training, and offer a more stable and productive work environment, according to Monden.

Meanwhile, the unit director, Abdullah Al-Nsour, presented the unit's goals, advantages, services, and targets for the current year, highlighting its role in the employment process at its various stages, including recruitment, job advertisements, interviews, employing, and work.

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