Jordanians Want to Work, Problem is Salaries: ILO Report

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AMMAN —AlGhad— A recent report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) confirmed that the Jordanian workforce is open to working in all sectors and jobs, provided decent working conditions, and feasible salaries, contrary to the common perception of the “work taboo” culture.

Jordanians care a lot about timely payment, paid overtime, regular and sustainable working hours, skill-driven production, and acknowledgement of their efforts.

Interviews with nationals were conducted, who confirm that their main issue is the low pay rates, which barely suffice rents and monthly current liabilities.

For the expats and refugees, their problems were mostly about untimely and irregular payment.

In general, the studies have concluded that Jordanians have no problem with the job description, but rather a problem with the conditions of their labour.