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‘64.6% of female guest workers in Jordan are domestic helpers’

Posted by jaypee 142 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — Domestic helpers constitute 64.6 per cent of all 76,473 female guest workers in Jordan, a Sisterhood Is Global (SIGI) statement said Tuesday.


Citing Department of Statistics (DoS) figures from 2015, the institute said there are 49,470 domestic helpers in Jordan, most of whom work in Amman, Irbid, Read More

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Number of foreign workers in Jordan stands at 800,000, minister

Posted by jaypee 227 days ago Jordan
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Mafraq, Aug. 8 (Petra)--Agriculture Minister Rida Khawaldeh said that the number of foreign workers in the Kingdom stands at 800,000, and highlighted the need to rectify their status to develop the Kingdom's agriculture sector.

During a tour of t

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'Work under way to open shelter for domestic helpers'

Posted by jaypee 419 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — A shelter for domestic workers is in the pipeline at the Labour Ministry, in an initiative that aims at resolving issues facing domestic helpers in Jordan, an official source said on Saturday. 


The projected facility will have the capacity to accommodate around 300 residents, while being responsible for protecting them Read More

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Up to 30,000 illegal domestic helpers in Jordan are 'invisible': study

Posted by jaypee 458 days ago Jordan
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After coming to Jordan with hopes for a better life, domestic helpers face many violations that threaten their well-being, according to a recent study.

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1,536 illegal workers rounded up from sidewalks of major cities

Posted by jaypee 757 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — The Labour Ministry said its inspectors have apprehended 1,536 illegal guest workers who usually sit on sidewalks, and near major circles and bridges in cities across the Kingdom to wait for work offers.

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1,940 illegal workers deported this year — ministry

Posted by jacobo 998 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — The Labour Ministry has closed 1,013 institutions found to be in violation of the Labour Law and deported 1,940 illegal guest workers since the beginning of this year, Hamadah Abu Nijmeh, the ministry’s secretary general, said on Monday.

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Response to refugee crisis ‘disappointing’

Posted by jacobo 1022 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN: World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim said on Wednesday international support for Jordan and Lebanon to help them cope with hosting more than 1.6 million Syrian refugees was “disappointing.”

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Jordanians worry about fallout from Mideast peace

Posted by jacobo 1141 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) Israelis and Palestinians may be hugely skeptical about the U.S.-led peace negotiations their leaders have been roped into, but the Jordanians seem worried that they actually might succeed. The kingdom is already home to the largest Palestinian population outside the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Jordanian lawmakers and others fear an acc

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