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Jordan: 50 companies participate in ILO job fair offering 1,600 work opportunities to Syrian refugees

“Zaatari refugee camp job fair offers 1,600 job opportunities”, 5 October 2017

Around 1,000 Syrian refugees on Wednesday convened to the Zaatari Office for Employment (ZOE) to attend the unprecedented job fair organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in collaboration with the EU, UNHCR, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the government’s Syrian Refugee Affairs Directorate (SRAD)… Over 50 national and international companies from across Jordan were present at the event, offering over 1,600 job opportunities in the sectors of agriculture, garment and manufacturing, construction and chemicals, among others…“This job fair is directly linked to the EU-Jordan Compact and the decision by the EU to relax the rules of origins signed in 2016,” Ambassador Fontana said, referring to the decision by the EU to open its markets to Jordanian products coming from companies who employ at least 15 per cent Syrian refugees…

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