JRF holds Job Fair for Vulnerable Jordanians & Syrian Refugees
(JORDAN, AMMAN) – The Jordan River Foundation (JRF) held a job fair at its premises for Jordanian and Syrian beneficiaries from Amman and Madaba seeking employment opportunities offered by a number of government institutions, community organizations, and private sector companies.
The job fair is part of the “Pathways to Poverty Reduction for Vulnerable Jordanians & Syrian Refugees in Amman & Madaba” Program, funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and implemented by JRF. The program is designed to mitigate economic and social challenges facing host communities in light of the Syrian Refugee Crisis.
The project aims to improve the livelihoods of over 200 Syrian and Jordanian beneficiaries by developing their workforce readiness skills, which in turn would increase their employability. Out of the 200 beneficiaries, 120 have received grants to start their own micro businesses, and 73 have been hired by private sector companies.
Stakeholders and human resources experts representing public, community and private organizations from Amman and Madaba attended the job fair, where they interviewed a number of Jordanian and Syrian beneficiaries for potential job openings.
“The job fair is part of a series of events JRF is conducting with the support of UNHCR and our partners in the public and private sectors,” stated JRF Director General Mrs. Enaam Barrishi. “Empowering vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees across host communities in Amman and Madaba will not only contribute to creating sustainable livelihoods for individuals and communities, but it will also play a critical role in the socio-economic development of these communities at large,” added Mrs. Barrishi.
JRF aims to expand the program’s reach to include Irbid next year, while continuing to support beneficiaries in Amman and Madaba.