Tag: Unemployment

Jordanians Coming back from the Gulf

Readying for an Expat Exodus

Many thousands of Jordanian expats working in the Gulf face an uncertain future as low oil prices begin forcing GCC governments to cut spending. Just how prepared is Jordan for their potential return? By Mothanna Gharaibeh Following the energy sector…

Minister of Finance Omar Malhas on Jordan's Economy in 2017

The Economy in 2017

Jordan’s Finance Minister, Omar Malhas, says the country will have to make some tough economic choices in 2017. By Dina Al Wakeel Jordan’s public debt now stands at almost 95 percent of GDP, and unemployment is running at around 16…

Britain’s Ambassador to the Kingdom, Edward Oakden

Steadfast Support

Britain’s ambassador to Jordan is confident Brexit won’t impact his country’s long standing commitment to the Kingdom. By Dina Al Wakeel Jordan has received millions of dollars from Britain to help it cope with the Syrian refugee crisis, and hundreds…

Helen al Uzaizi, BizWorld

Nurturing the Next Generation of Business Talent

Through the young entrepreneurship programs it’s piloting in Jordan and the UAE, BizWorld is out to prove you’re never too young to learn about business. By Dina Al-Wakeel BizWorld, the San Francisco-based non-profit which provides entrepreneurship programs for children, recently…

Intaj CEO Nidal Bitar

The State of the Sector

Even though times are tough for Jordan’s tech sector, Intaj CEO Nidal Bitar says the future remains bright for his members. Intaj, the association that represents Jordan’s tech sector, has organized this year’s MENA ICT forum. The high profile event was held…

New Trade Deal to Boost Exports to EU

Jordanian exports to Europe are expected to rise following a newly-inked deal that relaxes rules of origin requirements. A new trade agreement between Jordan and the EU, which is based around relaxed rules of origin rules, will enable industries in…

Easing EU Exports

The EU says its new Rules of Origin agreement with Jordan will give the Kingdom’s exports a much-needed boost and help ease the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis.  By Dina Al Wakeel Hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees…

Brand New Parliament, Same Old Challenges

When they’re sworn in later this month, Jordan’s newly-elected parliamentarians will face the same economic problems that bedeviled their predecessors. By Khalid W. Wazani By the end of this month a new parliament will be starting a new chapter in…

The Next Budget

With its 2017 budget, the government has a golden opportunity to break with the past and present us with a more studied and transparent roadmap for our immediate economic future. The government is no doubt busy preparing its budget for…

jobs wanted

Job Growth Down 26 Percent in H1 2015

Seventeen thousand jobs were created in Jordan in the first half of 2015, a fall of 26 percent on the same period the previous year. The Department of Statistics said the private sector added nearly 10,000 new jobs during that…