Jordan – “It’s a match!”: Over 300 jobseekers placed in companies

Since the beginning of its implementation in November 2022, a team of dedicated experts relentlessly worked towards bringing vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian job seekers into decent employment, particularly in trade-oriented companies.  

To identify job vacancies and bring job seekers and employers together, the project team cooperates with private sector companies and community-based organizations (CBOs). Over the course of the past 10 months, the team was able to register about 3.700 job seekers from the Amman, Irbid, Mafraq and Zarqa Governorates and identified over 1.300 job opportunities.

The team facilitates the matching process by supporting job interviews and prepares successfully matched job seekers with the provision of a training on Core Employability Skills (CES), conveying knowledge on topics such as communication skills, teamwork, problem solving, occupational safety and health etc. So far, more than 450 job seekers participated in the CES trainings and well over 300 jobseekers were successfully placed in companies.

The intervention is part of the project “Promotion of sustainable employment for Jordanians and Syrian refugees at trade-oriented companies and business resilience measures”, part of GIZ’s Trade for Employment (T4E) project and implemented by PEM Consult in cooperation with Dajani Consulting.

Further project components include the conduct of a post-Covid-19 business resilience diagnostic study and the subsequent development and piloting of business resilience measures.