Jordan: Job centre opens for Syrian refugees in Azraq camp

Author: Ana V. Ibáñez Prieto, The Jordan Times, Published on: 19 February 2018

"First job centre opens at Azraq refugee camp", 19 February 2018

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNHCR on Sunday opened  the first centre for employment at the Azraq refugee camp, aimed at facilitating access for the camp’s population to official work opportunities in Jordan... [T]he Azraq Centre for Employment (ACE) will allow refugees to obtain a one month leave and work permit to pursue employment opportunities across the Kingdom, in addition to counselling services, information on labour rights, training opportunities and job matching services. The new job facility will also support the implementation of the Jordan Compact Programme, aimed at creating jobs for a total of 200,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan... The launch of the employment centre was accompanied by the first in a series of job fairs to be held at the camp, which gathered a total of 24 companies providing refugees with over 850 job opportunities in the manufacturing, agriculture and service sectors.

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