Workshop launches infrastructure job scheme for Jordanians, refugees

Zaatari refugee camp
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AMMAN — The International Labor Organization and the Ministry of Local Administration held a workshop on Tuesday to introduce the sixth phase of the project “Employment through Labor Intensive Infrastructure in Jordan” targeting Jordanians and Syrian refugees, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. اضافة اعلان

The project, funded by the German Development Bank (KFW), focuses on improving infrastructure through labor-intensive methods that benefit communities in the long run, such as road and school maintenance, soil improvement, water conservation activities at farms, and environmental cleaning services.

The sixth phase is expected to provide 1,000 short-term jobs for Jordanians and Syrian refugees in 31 northern and central municipalities, designating 30 percent of employment to females and 5 percent to people with disabilities through funding worth 7 million euros provided to local municipalities.

The project, which is being implemented in cooperation with the Local Administration and Agriculture Ministries, includes municipality maintenance works, afforestation activities, and training sessions on professions that qualify participants for the labor market.

During the workshop on Tuesday, Engineer Anas Bakhit, the project's infrastructure supervisor, briefed participants on the project's goals, phases, proposals, evaluation, and mechanism for selecting employees.

The employment scheme was launched in 2016 in response to the Syrian refugee crisis in cooperation with several Jordanian ministries, and will conclude in 2024.

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