In June, regional turmoil and IMF-driven austerity measures sparked protests that brought down the Jordanian government. Qatar stepped in and offered a package of $500 million that included the creation of 10,000 jobs. Since this agreement took place, a joint committee between the two countries was formed to secure the jobs.
1,000 jobs were secured, in the past month, that will be provided for Jordanians in the next two months. Jordan’s Minister of Labor, Samir Murad, claims, “the job vacancies will be in various sectors of health, education, construction, agriculture and financial sector.”
The ministerial committee is currently working on the mechanisms for how Jordanians can apply to these jobs.