Jordan's construction sector employs the largest number of Syrian refugees working without work permits - and hence deserves sector-specific interventions.
ILO and UNHCR inaugurate the centre with EU support and in coordination with the Government of Jordan
ZAATARI, Jordan (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR inaugurated the first employment office inside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. The Zaatari Office for Employment, set up in coordination with the Government of Jordan, will facilitate access to formal work opportunities across Jordan for refugees living in the camp.
Jordanian trade unions begin issuing non-employer-specific and non-position-specific work permits in the construction sector, following an ILO-coordinated agreement with the Government. The permits are the first of their kind to be issued to Syrian refugees in the Arab region.
AMMAN, Jordan (ILO News) – The General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU) has begun issuing the Arab region’s first non-employer and non-position-specific work permits for Syrian refugees since the Syria crisis erupted in 2011.
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The ILO Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan is implementing a project entitled “Improving Industrial Relations for Decent Work and Sustainable Development of Textile and Garment Industry in Ethiopia”.