HCD chief, Amazon director discuss opportunities for people with disabilities

The HCD media competition encourages media professionals to discuss issues faced by Jordan’s disabled population. (Photo: Jordan News)
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN—Prince Mired bin Raad, President of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), discussed with the Director General of Amazon Jordan, Mahmoud Obeidat, ways to provide suitable job opportunities for people with disabilities in the multinational technology company, and enhance joint cooperation in this regard, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

During the meeting, which was held at the HCD's headquarters, the two sides agreed to work on preparing and signing an official memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand opportunities for joint cooperation and hire persons with disabilities through Amazon Student Programs aimed to provide equitable employment opportunities.

The HCD affirmed its keenness to support Amazon's efforts in this regard by identifying and nominating a group of highly qualified professionals from 11 universities, according to its statement.

Prince Mired also discussed with Obeidat job opportunities available in Amazon Jordan, ways of employing and integrating people with disabilities and the possibility of career growth.

The two sides also discussed their joint strategic partnership and the opportunities to push it to broader horizons, the statement added.

Lauding Amazon's efforts and cooperation, Prince Mired said providing suitable job opportunities and for people with disabilities is a top goal of the HCD's vision, which is to contribute to building a society in which people with disabilities enjoy a decent and sustainable life that enables this category to effectively participate on the basis of justice and equality.

Prince Mired said: "I am very proud to cooperate with Amazon Jordan to increase the number of jobs available and enhance quality of employees expertise by providing a supportive, comprehensive and creativity-inducing work environment, which in turn contributes to enabling the Jordanian community to grow and prosper."

In the first phase, the two sides will work to explore and develop work strategies aimed at enhancing community awareness of suitable jobs for people with disabilities and clarifying mechanism to submit job applications on Amazon and the necessary employment requirements.

This process aims to expand the scope of benefiting from available vacancies and ensuring employment of qualified people at the company, the statement pointed out.

On the opportunities available in Amazon, Obeidat said :"Amazon seeks to be an incubator for the best minds and creative talents, including individuals with disabilities. Amazon has taken practical steps to make it an attractive place that helps people with disabilities to develop their abilities and their professional lives."

Obeidat added: "Jordan Amazon contributes to providing a wide range of jobs in the technology sector, in addition to opportunities to achieve career growth, and we always look forward to working closely with the HCD to employ, train and develop capabilities of persons with disabilities, who are an integral part of Jordanian society."

Obeidat pointed to the joint HCD-Amazon cooperation in providing job opportunities for people with disabilities within a wide range of technical and customer-centric disciplines, including management, programming and customer service jobs.

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