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Ministry to allow hiring foreign workers in agriculture sector in Jordan

Staff Writer | September 19, 2017
The Ministry of Agriculture of Jodan announced plans for allowing the recruitment of new foreign workers in the agricultural sector.
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New jobs   The Karameh-Turaibil border
The scheduled step is aimed at increasing the number of guest workers in the agricultural sector as more lands are expected to be cultivated this year, following the reopening of the Karameh-Turaibil border crossing late last month, according to sector insiders.

Ministry of Agriculture Spokesperson Nimer Haddadin said that the ministry, in cooperation with related ministries, is planning to allow the recruitment of new foreign workers in the agricultural sector.

The government announced in June last year that it had stopped the recruitment of new guest workers in an effort to regulate the labour market and study the number of guest workers in Jordan.

The decision had angered segments of the agriculture sector, pushing the government to later grant exceptions for the sector and announcing earlier this year that it would be unifying guest workers’ permit fees.


 

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