Murad, ALO chief discuss employment issues
Minister of Labor, Samir Murad, discussed with the Director General of the Arab Labor Organization (ALO) Fayez Al-Mutairi on Sunday labor issues, ways of joint cooperation and arrangements underway to hold the 2nd Arab forum, dubbed “Empowerment and Emlpoyment,” organized by the ALO in cooperation with the International Labor Organization in Amman next September.
During the meeting, Murad voiced the government’s support for the organization’s various efforts at the Arab and international levels, which contribute to the development of the Arab laborforce and their productivity.
The minister stressed the importance of holding such forums in view of the labor challenges facing the Arab countries in this period, especially how to provide sustainable work opportunities for young people.
On the refugee crisis, Murad said the political, social and economic challenges resulting in the influx of large numbers of refugees into Arab countries, including Jordan, have triggered economic decline and negatively affected the standard of living.
Murad stressed the government’s commitment to its humanitarian and moral duties, and urged to orchestrate the international efforts to improve economic growth to meet the needs of young people looking for appropriate work and decent life and to empower host countries.
As for labour reform agenda, he said the government had embraced reform policies in labor markets as part of a plan aiming to boost economic growth and employment of Jordanians.
He noted the government adopted the culture of entrepreneurship to contribute to reducing unemployment rates and promoting a culture of self-reliance by supporting small and micro enterprises.
He affirmed the government is focusing on vocational training and developing the capabilities of Jordanian youth to create more job opportunities by reforming the vocational sector.
For his part, Al Mutairi stressed the importance of enhancing the mechanisms of cooperation between the ALO and the Jordanian government to achieve sustainable development.
He praised Jordan’s experience in the labor field and the social dialogue between the parties of production.
Source: Jordan News Agency