- A Challenging Market Becomes More Challenging: Jordanian Workers, Migrant Workers and Refugees in the Jordanian Labour Marketpdf - 2.8 MB
Three findings stand out. Firstly, far from having an immutable culture of shame, Jordanian workers articulate specific working conditions that impact their willingness and eagerness to work, whatever the sector or occupation. Secondly, the working conditions prevalent among migrant workers and Syrian refugees put Jordanian workers at a disadvantage vis-à-vis non-Jordanians. Thirdly, although the laws governing Jordan’s immigration and work permit system are sensible, disconnects have emerged between the regulations surrounding the law on the one hand, and the needs of employers and workers for short-term and part-time employment arrangements on the other.