Jordan to cut on foreign workers to boost its restaurants sector as of Feb 2018

Jordan to cut on foreign workers to boost its restaurants sector as of Feb 2018

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The Labor Ministry, the Employment-Technical and Vocational Education Training (E-TVET) Fund and the Jordan Association for Restaurants and Sweets Shops Owners signed a cooperation agreement to implement a national program enhancing the restaurant and confectionery sector, reported the Jordan Times.

 

The agreement aims at reducing the proportion of foreign workers by 10 percent annually to replace them with unemployed Jordanians as of February 2018. 

 

According to the agreement, the ministry will provide incentives for replacement, training, and employment program for one year, five percent of the minimum wage, a JD25 (USD 35) transportation allowance, a JD25 social security contribution allowance and health insurance at three percent of the minimum wage for 24 months.

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