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​New draft law encourages home businesses

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AMMAN —  Pursuant to the Royal directives to stimulate economic growth and provide all forms of support to citizens, the ministries of industry and municipal affairs, as well as the Greater Amman Municipality, worked to develop and amend the legislative and institutional system that regulates the work-from-home licensing mechanism, to include and enable more professions in all governorates.اضافة اعلان

The aim is to encourage the largest number of individuals to start their businesses and projects at the lowest possible costs.

Director of the Professions and Licensing Department at the Greater Amman Municipality Adel Al-Suhaiba said that the new professions draft law offers exemptions to professions practiced from home, including exempting them from paying any fee in the first three years after obtaining the license.

Suhaiba told Jordan News that the draft law regulating work-from-home jobs “came to keep pace with changes in the business sector, create an attractive investment environment, and encourage youths to enter the labor market, especially in light of the difficult living conditions and the increase in unemployment”.

He said that the law will contribute to regulating professions within the boundaries of the Greater Amman Municipality area, “will define the tasks, duties, responsibilities, and play a role in achieving integration, harmony and consultation between the municipality and the competent authorities, as well as create an environment that attracts investments through modern and advanced legislation”.

Rana Hammad, who decided to start her own business at home after many unsuccessful attempts to find a job, told Jordan News that the new professions law “will help us know our rights and duties”

At the same time, “I would like to be given support and help from a certain entity that shall be following up on me, especially that my business is still new and I do not have much information about starting up a new business”, so the new professions law comes in handy.

Hammad said that finding a job in Jordan “is really difficult nowadays”.

“I encourage all the unemployed to start their own businesses; this is the only solution left for us to live and earn money,” she said.

Alaa Mohammad, another women who decided to start her own business at home, told Jordan News that “it is amazing to see that the government is finally supporting new and small businesses, especially in light of the difficult economic conditions. I believe that the government should now teach us how to grow our businesses”.

She said that she supports regulating the new professions, “especially that this contributes to creating fair competition”.

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