Labor Ministry issues new regulations on work permits for foreigners

9. Nayef Steitieh as Minister of Labor
Minister of Labor Nayef Steitieh. (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN – Minister of Labor Nayef Steitieh reiterated on Monday the regulation regarding first-time issuance of work permits for foreigners in all sectors, which is aimed at controlling and regulating the Jordanian labor market, according to Amman Net.اضافة اعلان

Steitieh said that permits are granted within the framework of the ministry’s efforts to regulate expatriate workers, that the regulation prevents issuing work permits for the first time to people of certain nationalities who entered Jordan with the intention of visiting, and that the regulation was issued years ago but is being underlined again by the ministry.

According to Steitieh, first-time work permits will not be issued to foreign women to work in bars, clubs, and nightclubs.

President of the Trade Union for Workers in General Services and Free Vocations Khaled Abu Marjoub put the number of migrant women workers in nightclubs in Jordan at 3,000 to 5,000. He said that these women work in 73 licensed nightclubs, concentrated in Amman and Aqaba.

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