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New Center in Irbid to Equip Youth with Skills in Garment Design and Fashion
New Center in Irbid to Equip Youth with Skills in Garment Design and Fashion

The $371,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development will provide garment design courses for youth participants, helping them utilize a range of clothing design and fashion skills needed by small, medium, and large textile manufacturers. The grant is administered through the Jordan Workforce Development Project (WFD).  


Renovated Marka Vocational Training Institute Paves the Way to Youth Employment in Tourism
Renovated Marka Vocational Training Institute Paves the Way to Youth Employment in Tourism

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), opened the Vocational Training Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Training in Marka. The institute, with support of USAID and the Employment, Technical and Vocational Education Training Fund (E-TVET) underwent an extensive renovation. Creating a specialized training institute for hospitality and tourism training in Marka allows the Vocational Training Institute to increase the number of stud...


Employment Promotion Unit in East Amman Will Empower Jordanian Jobseekers
Employment Promotion Unit in East Amman Will Empower Jordanian Jobseekers

EAST AMMAN (August 15) – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) unveiled the East Amman Employment Promotion Unit (EPU), a one-stop-shop for connecting jobseekers and employers in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. The EPU provides a robust database of jobseekers and employers, allowing users to survey job openings and consider a range of employment options. Counseling services help jobseekers better understand the local labor market and identify short-term...


Training Programs to Link 250 of Tafileh Local Communities to Jobs
Training Programs to Link 250 of Tafileh Local Communities to Jobs

Tafilah- (10 August 2016). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through Workforce Development Project (WFD), signed today two memoranda of understanding with Chamber of Commerce and Classical Fashion Company to train 250 men and women of Tafilah. Singed with the Tafilah Chamber of Commerce, the first memorandum aims to train 100 men and women in smart devices maintenance skills that enable them to enter the labor market and be the entrepreneurs of the future. On the ...


Cooperation between USAID and NAJMAH to Employ 1470 Job Seekers in the Industrial Sector
Cooperation between USAID and NAJMAH to Employ 1470 Job Seekers in the Industrial Sector

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through Workforce Development Project (WFD), and the National Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition (NAJMAH) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding to train and employ unemployed Jordanians.


USAID And JOHUD Sign MOU To Employ One Hundred Women In Aqaba
USAID And JOHUD Sign MOU To Employ One Hundred Women In Aqaba

United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through Jordan Workforce Development Project (WFD) and Jordan Hashemite Fund for Development (JOHUD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to recruit 100 women of Aqaba and the surrounding villages. Women of Aqaba,Quaireh and Arrisheh will receive a four_month training on tailoring and will be recruited directly in the local area sewing workshops.


USAID Improves Workplace Arrangements for Jordanian Workforce
USAID Improves Workplace Arrangements for Jordanian Workforce

AMMAN (March 10) — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Jordan Workforce Development Project (WFD), conducted a high-level consultation with key stakeholders to improve alternative workplace arrangements for women, youth and individuals with disabilities today. The consultation, held in partnership with the Ministry of Labor, focused on discussing recommendations related to the amendments of Articles 52 and 56 of the labor law and Article 4 of the Social Se...


USAID Grants US$ 1,348,709 to Four Projects in Jordan
USAID Grants US$ 1,348,709 to Four Projects in Jordan

AMMAN (March 10) — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Jordan Workforce Development Project (WFD), has awarded US$1,348,709 (roughly JOD954,885.97) to four organizations from the private sector, community based organizations, and non-governmental organizations to implement projects in East Amman, Irbid, Zarqa, Ma’an, and Tafileh.  Seven hundred and sixty males and females will benefit from these projects.


120 Newly-Hired Vocational Workers to Be Trained through USAID’s “Champion” Mentorship
120 Newly-Hired Vocational Workers to Be Trained through USAID’s “Champion” Mentorship

EASTERN AMMAN (February 9 2016) – One hundred and twenty new workers will receive vocational training and mentorship through the USAID Jordan Workforce Development Project (WFD).  Trainees will be paired with a “champion” mentor from factories selected based on their performance in a variety of technical occupations. The trainees will discuss the success stories of “champions” and learn about the critical link between retaining a skilled workforce and the success of Jordanian businesses. 


USAID WFD Brings More Jobs to Ma’an Communities
USAID WFD Brings More Jobs to Ma’an Communities

USAID Jordan Workforce Development Project (WFD, Ma’an Development Company (MDC) and Al-Ard Al-Naima leather company today signed a memorandum of understanding that guarantees a training program for 100 men and women in technical and soft skills. The program will provide technical training in natural leather tailoring, leather sewing techniques, and the operation of leather machinery. Upon completing the program, the top 50 women and top 15 men will receive employment offers from Al-Ard Al-Naim...