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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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Phenix concludes awareness sessions for enhancing youths’ employment choices

The Phenix Center for Economics and Informatics Studies concluded awareness sessions on Wednesday, titled “A Road Map to Employment” that directed the youth to choose specialities and skills that lead them to better employment. The awareness sessions are part of Oxfam’s Youth Participation and Employment Project as part of the Danish-Arab Partnership Program for youths between the ages of 15 ...

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Assistant Director General of the Social Security Corporation reveals the most significant proposed amendments to the Social Security Law

The Assistant Director General of the Social Security Corporation (SSC) Mohammad Odeh revealed the highlights of the proposed amendments to the Social Security Law. Odeh stressed that the proposal to raise the early retirement age would not include those who had completed 120 or more subscriptions, equivalent to 10 years of actual subscriptions. This was mentioned at a session organized ...

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Phenix Center launches study on Social Protection Policies in Jordan

Amman: A study was launched by Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies, in collaboration with the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation, on Tuesday, titled “Social Protection Policies in Jordan: Between the Theoretical Framework and Practicality.”   The study’s main researcher, Ghada al-Salem, said the National Social Protection Strategy did not address many gaps in protections, weakening the implementation of the ...

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Labor Watch welcomes Ministry of Health’s decision to raise salaries of resident doctors

Jordan Labor Watch, an affiliate of the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies, welcomed the Ministry of Health’s decision, issued on Thursday, to raise the stipends of resident doctors  in government hospitals and considered it a “step in the right direction.” In a statement issued on Thursday, Labor Watch called on the government to expand the new resolution to ...

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