The Ministry of Labor, GIZ launch EJ2030 project

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Labor, in collaboration with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has launched today the Employment in Jordan 2030 (EJ2030) project, according to a press release by GIZ.اضافة اعلان

Minister of Labor Nayef Stetieh said that the main objective of the project is to support Jordanian government’s efforts to direct its employment policy toward fostering social and economic development potentials.

The minister said that with the support of the project, the ministry aims to improve its capacities in the area of data analysis and policy development to tailor labor market policies more effectively toward fast-growing sectors and relevant occupational profiles.

Stetieh stressed that the project will help address the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the employment situation and prepare the country to face future challenges, particularly the high unemployment rate, particularly among young people and women.

The minister expressed appreciation for Germany’s long-standing support and the successful results achieved so far in the field of employment.

Kordula Mehlhart, the head of German Development Cooperation at the German Embassy, welcomed the government’s efforts to promote economic development and boost job generation under the Economic Work Priorities Program 2021-2023.

She commended the active role of the Ministry of Labor and the progress achieved through bilateral cooperation in the field of employment promotion, stressing that the new project will support these efforts by strengthening the ministry’s capacities to introduce evidence-based policies for the medium and long-term development of the labour market.

The EJ2030 project will be implemented by GIZ by May 2024. The German contribution to the project, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), amounts to 9 million euros.

Present at the launching ceremony were also GIZ Jordan Country Director Elisabeth Girrbach, and representatives of Jordan Chamber of Industry, Jordan Chamber of Commerce and the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions.

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