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Jordan Labor Watch denounces an increase in child labor

The Jordan Labor Watch, affiliated to the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies, has warned of an increase in child labor in Jordan due to a rise in poverty and unemployment rates, and to the ongoing distance learning implemented as a response to the COVID-19 crisis. Accordingly, it called for a review of the various economic and educational policies ...

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Experts: “COVID-19 Crisis Exacerbates the Challenges of People with Disabilities in the Labor Market”

Experts confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the challenges faced by people with disabilities in the labor market, as they are among the groups that are most vulnerable to exclusion and discrimination. This emerged in an online dialogue session held by the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies to discuss “the impact of COVID-19 on the work of ...

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Phenix Holds Awareness Sessions for School Students on the Importance of Vocational and Technical Training

Over a period of three weeks, Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies held an awareness program for school students in the governorates of the Kingdom on the expansion of TVET in Jordan and methods of selecting scientific and professional specializations that match the labor market’s requirements. Phenix Center held eight online awareness sessions, in cooperation with the Ministry of ...

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Corona Reveals the Inadequacy of Implementing Occupational Health and Safety Standards in Jordan

Experts confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic revealed challenges and gaps in the application of occupational health and safety measures in the enterprises, and the need to develop national programs and policies that allow workers to continue work safely. This issue emerged in an online dialogue session held by Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies to discuss a report entitled ...

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Quality measures needed to halt growing unemployment rate — JLW

On the occasion of the World Day for Decent Work, celebrated on October 7, the Jordan Labour Watch (JLW) issued a new report, demanding the new government expected to be formed within a few days to take quality measures to halt the growing unemployment rate. In the report, the JLW said that unemployment rates have reached unprecedented levels due to ...

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The COVID-19 crisis exacerbates child labor in Jordan

Jordan Labor Watch – Experts have warned of an increase in child labor in Jordan due to the COVID-19 crisis, as they indicated that the main driving factors of child labor have intensified significantly during the past six months. This issue was discussed in an online dialogue session held by the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies, in order ...

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The Covid-19 is deepening labor market challenges for young people

Experts confirmed that the repercussions of the COVID-19 and the related defense orders issued by the government at the beginning of the pandemic not only caused many workers to lose their jobs and have their wages reduced, but it also cast a shadow on the availability of job opportunities for young people. All this deepened the challenges that young people ...

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Phenix Center Discusses How to Select Vocational Majors in the Governorates

Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies held local dialogue meetings on how to select  technical and professional majors appropriate to the needs of the labor market, as part of the Center’s efforts to bridge the skills gap between the educational system and the labor market’s needs in Jordan. Over a period of one week, Phenix Center held four dialogue ...

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Policy Paper Overcoming socio- cultural barriers in choosing professional disciplines

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Survey Study: Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the economic conditions of families in Jordan

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