Labor minister, ILO regional coordinator discuss future plans

[7/13/2019 8:05:48 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Labor, Nidal Bataineh, discussed Saturday with the International Labor Organization (ILO) project coordinator in Jordan, Patrick Darrow, the ministry's future plans.

During the meeting, Bataineh said the ministry is in the process of implementing short, medium and long term plans to regulate the Jordanian labor market and is exerting intensive efforts to control the expatriate workers through a number of procedures, in a bid to revise the recruitment regulations and increase field inspections.

On the vocational training (VT) development, Bataineh highlighted the ministry's plan to review the Kingdom's VT system and the steps taken to this end, through a comprehensive review of the training plans according to a new strategy based on market needs, which suffers from a craft-driven shortage.

The minister reviewed the mechanisms of developing the "National Service Program," adding it will witness "fundamental changes" to link its outcomes with the labor market's needs, in coordination with the private sector.

With worker training and social protection guaranteed, the minister underlined the importance of the agricultural sector and ways to support it with national workforce.

Bataineh commended the ILO's efforts in supporting and implementing many programs and projects in Jordan, calling on Darrow to review various current and future projects in line with the ministry's future plans.

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