Jordan introduces an interim wage subsidy program for the private sector
Jordan launched a program on Sunday that aims to provide temporary wage subsidies for 60,000 Jordanians in the private sector. As part of the National Employment Program 2022 (Tashgeel), for which JD80 million has been allocated, the government will subsidize the salary of employees appointed to the private sector at JD150 per month.
If the work contract is for less than 12 months, then this benefit will be available for only six months for any employee. In a press conference, Prime Minister, Bisher Khasawneh emphasized the importance of the program as part of the government’s economic action plan and priorities for the years 2021-2023.
Additionally, he pointed out that 35 percent of the beneficiaries should be female, and 7 percent of those enrolled in the National Aid Fund, adding that people with disabilities are welcome to participate. Khasawneh stated that the government aims to make this year a year of real approaches to overcome challenges and difficulties.