Monthly Archives: August 2018

September

Qatar to Create 1,000 jobs for Jordanians by September – Minister

Qatar will create 1,000 jobs for Jordanians by September as part of the wealthy Gulf state’s broader economic assistance package announced in the wake of this summer’s anti-austerity protests, Jordan’s Labor Minister Samir Murad said. The minister said job seekers…

smart city

The World’s First Smart City: A Smarter Way to Live

The race is on to create the world’s first smart city. But will it live up to the hype? How do you create a smart city? There are competing ideas floating about, but the most straightforward route involves filling a…

Facebook

Business Networking through Facebook

Thousands of women from Jordan and across the region have signed up to a business networking page on Facebook. By Dina Al Wakeel  Although networking Facebook page Women in Business was only created in March last year, it’s so far…

entrepreneurs

Engaging Entrepreneurs

A leading Arab American businesswomen is eager to set Jordanian entrepreneurs and startups on the path to growth. By Nada Atieh Juman Doleh-Alomary, the head of IT auditing at Wayne State University in Detroit, led a session on designing business…

school

The Road to Better School Buses

A government effort to create a regulatory framework for public school transport is commendable, but it should not come at the expense of the price that parents have to pay. In a recent meeting of his cabinet’s economic team, Prime…

fake news

Is a New Social Contract Really Needed?

Jordan’s prime minister has interpreted this summer’s protests as broad-based desire for a new social contract. This is a mistake. By Osama Al Sharif More than two months have passed since thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand…

Jamalon

Jamalon: Doing Things by the Book

Jamalon began as a family-driven operation in 2010 but has become a leading distribution line for publishers in the region and an online marketplace for thousands of Arabic and English books. By: Nada Atieh Like many entrepreneurial success stories, Jamalon…

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UAE Cuts Tourism Fees to Encourage Growth

Recent moves by the Abu Dhabi and UAE governments to waive or reduce hotel and visa fees are expected to bolster the country’s important tourism sector and pave the way for more investments. In June the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee…

ride-hailing app

A Calling with Careem’s Ride-hailing App

Ride hailing companies promise to generate thousands of badly needed new jobs in Jordan. Lana Mohammed, who previously worked as an accountant, a bank teller and an HR officer, is one of a growing number of Jordanian women choosing to…