Only a 10th of those registered with National Employment Program find jobs

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AMMAN — Only 1,339 individuals out of 13,000 who have registered with the National Employment Program “Tashgheel” were given jobs by the end of July, according to media outlets. اضافة اعلان

So far, only 750 private sector businesses have registered with the program, whose goal is to create employment opportunities for 60,000 Jordanians by offering monetary incentives to employers.

The program was launched by the Ministry of Labor in April, following an awareness media campaign that targeted private sector institutions through 2,000 site visits and 73 workshops.

Meanwhile, Minister of Labor Nayef Stetieh and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) Suliman Farajat signed a memorandum of understanding on Sunday as part of the program, Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Stetieh reaffirmed the ministry’s commitment to working with PDTRA, pointing out that cooperation will improve job prospects for Petra’s community members in the local economy and tourism sector.

Through the Tashgheel program, the ministry will contribute JD150 to the monthly salaries of new employees for six months, beginning with the date of their registration with the Social Security Corporation, as well as cover their training costs.

Farajat said that PDTRA will provide a sum of money to 200 employees for six months, over and above the ministry’s JD150 monthly support.

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