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Experts recommend intensifying efforts to support women working from home

Experts within the Jordanian government and private sector recommended setting regulations for and supporting women’s work from home, noting that the programs launched during the pandemic to support the heavily impacted sectors did not include the home business sector. The experts highlighted the need to create a comprehensive framework that supervises, directs, supports, and enhances women’s ability to develop their ...

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Phenix Center discusses strategic priorities for youth empowerment and employment in Jordan

Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies has held a discussion on strategic priorities for youth empowerment and employment in Jordan, in cooperation with the Association of Vigilance Forum for Democratic Building and Expertise France within the “Increasing Economic Empowerment and Legal Awareness of Karak’s Youth” project. This discussion took place last Wednesday in Amman during a national forum, organized ...

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Results of an Opinion Poll on the Perception of Jordanians of the Jordanian Economy and their Expectations for the Future

Opinion Poll on the Perception of Jordanians of the Jordanian Economy and their Expectations for the Future:  A Decline in various Indicators of Citizens’ Confidence in the Jordanian Economy Amman, 24 January 2022 The majority of Jordanians feel negatively towards basic indicators of the Jordanian economy. This includes the general situation of the Jordanian economy, their income levels, their purchasing ...

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Phenix launches two studies on the employment of youth and women’s safety at work

Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics studies has launched two studies on gender-based violence in the workplace and the impact of the COVID-19 on the employment of youth within the Jordanian labor market.   These studies were launched at the National Forum for Promoting the Employment of Women and Youth, organized by the Center in cooperation with Oxfam International, within ...

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Phenix: Jordan has ample opportunities to increase employment through the green economy

A report prepared by the Phenix Center in cooperation with the German Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung Foundation, titled “Green Economy: Great Opportunities for Promoting Development” revealed that Jordan has vast potential to enhance the growth of its economy and provide decent work opportunities by expanding reliance on green resources. The report found that although Jordan was a pioneer in issuing legislation to ...

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Phenix: 46% of working women earn less than the minimum wage

A study issued by the Phenix Center showed that 46% of the study sample of over 380 working women in the governorates of Tafila, Madaba, Karak, and Maan receive a wage that is lower than the minimum wage. The study, which was issued on Monday, also revealed a relationship between women’s low wages at work and their physical health. The ...

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JLW: The decent work standards in Jordan continues to decline on the level of practices and policies

The Jordan Labor Watch has confirmed the continued decline in the application of Decent Work standards on the level of government policies and practices at the workplaces, as the Jordanian labor market suffers imbalances that have affected the creation of new and decent job opportunities. The JLW that followed to the Phenix Center stated in a position paper was prepared ...

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Jordan Labor Watch launches the “Decent Work” campaign

Jordan Labor Watch For the second year in a row, the Jordan Labor Watch which is followed of the Phenix Center, launches its annual campaign to shed light on Decent Work issues in Jordan, which witnessed a remarkable decline since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic. It was obvious for the JLW after over ten years of monitoring Decent Work issues, ...

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Phenix concludes training on employability skills in Karak

  The Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies concluded a training last week for youths aged 18-24 in Karak on employability skills, in collaboration with Vigilance for Democracy and the Civic State.   The training, titled “Employability Skills Training”, lasted four days in two groups, with the participation of more than 30 young men and women facing many challenges ...

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Experts: Green Economy can create thousands of decent work opportunities

  Green economy projects have created thousands of decent work opportunities that contribute to reducing unemployment among youths of all ages and genders, experts and researchers say.   During a dialogue session held by Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, titled “Green Economy: Towards Providing Decent Work”, experts and researchers confirmed that ...

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