Samir Murad, Jordan’s Labour Minister, and Qatar’s Minister of Management Development, Labour and Social Welfare, Issa al-Naimi announced an agreement, Tuesday, to create 1,000 work places for Jordanians by September, Jordanian news agency Petra reported.
This agreement is part of the Qatari initiative to afford 10,000 work places for the Jordanian youths, the Jordanian minister said.
During a press conference in Doha, Murad said that Qatari government will issue visas for Jordanian job seekers.
Murad went on to say that both the Jordanian and Qatari ministries agreed to form a joint committee to follow up the issue. They will prepare a database for the Jordanian job seekers and make it available to Qatari employers.
Murad said that the Qatari initiative would help decrease unemployment rate in the Kingdom, which has reached 18.5 per cent (280,000).
Murad also said that Jordan would support Qatari efforts in the run up to World Cup 2022.