Qatar, Jordan discuss initiative to offer 10,000 jobs for Jordanians

Qatar and Jordan on Sunday discussed Qatar’s initiative to secure 10,000 jobs for Jordanians in the Gulf country, Qatari official news agency QNA reported.

Visiting Jordanian Minister of Labor Faisal Nidal al-Batayneh met in Doha with Qatar’s Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs Yousef bin Mohammed Al Othman Fakhroo, exchanging views on means to boost cooperation between the two sides in the field of labor.

During the meeting, the Jordanian minister expressed hope that the initiative will be accelerated as only 2,800 Jordanians were hired through the Qatari-Jordanian employment platform.

The two ministers also reviewed Jordan’s national employment charter that has been recently launched which included upgrade of the education system, vocational training and a national employment platform as an alternative for the Qatari-Jordanian job initiative.

Doha pledged in June 2018 to offer 10,000 job opportunities for Jordanian youths and invest 500,000 U.S. dollars in infrastructure and tourism projects in Jordan.