The Government once again extended the grace period for work permits to be issued to Syrian workers for free until 31 December 2018.
With a Cabinet decision, the Government also excluded Syrians from the reduction of foreign workers in the manufacturing sector. This decision falls under the National Empowerment and Employment Programme NEEP - which aims to limiting the recruitment of non-nationals through a system of closed sectors, closed occupations, quotas, and permit fees – from which Syrian refugees are now confirmed to be excluded.
ZOE and ACE work permits numbers increase: the number of refugees resident in Azraq camp that have a work permit increased to 3731 in May. Out of which 1904 were approved by SRAD. In Zaatari camp, there were 9605 work permits registered at ZOE; over 100, 000 check-in check-out instances were recorded
Work permit update:
- A total of 20,787 (issued and renewed) during the period of January 1, 2018– June 30, 2018.
- Breakdown by gender: 19,915 males and 872 for females.