Jordan vows no change in bread prices, but no salary increase either

5. Bread
An undated photo of a bakery in Amman. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/JNews)

AMMAN — Minister of State for Media Affairs Faisal Al-Shboul has pledged Monday that the price of bread “will not be touched”, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

He pointed to the government’s longstanding position in providing a strategic stock of food commodities.

Shboul explained that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ranked Jordan number one in the MENA region in terms of the availability of foodstuffs based on three indicators, namely the availability of the commodity, its quality, and price.

But Shboul asserted that there will be no salary increases “in view of the current situation”.

On another issue, Shboul said that the government has begun discussing the list of new public sector appointee for 2022, and that its decision will be announced soon, Jo24 reported.

The government will approve the list of new appointments as soon as it has been discussed, in order to proceed with the recruitment for vacant posts, he said.

The Public Sector Development Committee is supposed to conclude its work on June 22. The committee will present recommendations that will promote the public sector and raise the level of its service, Shboul said.

Shboul revealed that about 9,000 job seekers had signed up on the National Employment Program e-platform “Tashgheel”, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.

He said that the platform has nearly 26,000 job opportunities. Adding that the government had allocated JD80 million to support the program, which aims to offer jobs in the private sector.

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