Tashgheel places 20,000 beneficiaries in private sector jobs

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AMMAN — Since its launch in April 2022, the government's National Employment Program, Tashgheel, has placed 20,000 beneficiaries into private sector jobs, according to data provided to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The program has helped 673 men and 877 women who are beneficiaries of the program secure employment in 935 private sector businesses across the Kingdom’s economy.

The industry sector received the highest proportion of employment at 30 percent, followed by education at 22 percent, and tourism at 21 percent. 

Conversely, the mining sector saw only a 2 percent employment rate, with organizations and foreign body activities at 1 percent, and electricity, gas, and air conditioning at 0.03 percent.

60,000 job opportunities targetedTashgheel is seeks to provide 60,000 job opportunities in line with private sector demand, with job seekers also benefiting from training opportunities through the program if needed.

Private sector organizations and businesses have offered a total of 56,903 job openings since the program's inception, with the majority located in Amman (38 percent), followed by Irbid (29 percent), and Aqaba (13 percent).

Over 53,000 job seekers registeredSince the launch of Tashgheel, 53,143 job seekers have registered for the program, with women representing 49 percent of total registrations. Of the registered job seekers, 40 percent held bachelor's degrees or higher.

Tashgheel has been allocated JD80 million by the Jordanian government and aims to provide JD130 monthly wage subsidies for a maximum of six months to those employed by private sector entities, provided that the employer offers a one-year contract at least.

The program also offers a JD10 contribution to the worker's monthly social security premium and a transportation allowance for up to six months.

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