27 July 2021
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The Minister of Labor issues more measures to facilitate employers to benefit from the period of legalization and to reconcile the conditions of non-Jordanian workers

The Minister of Labor, Youssef Al-Shamali, issued a decision that included more procedures and executive provisions that would facilitate and simplify the employers to benefit from the Cabinet's decision regarding the period of legalization and reconciliation of the status of non-Jordanian workers for the year 2021, which started from 7/4/2021 and continues until 9/2/2021.

The Northern Minister's decision included the following executive procedures and provisions:

1. Allowing non-Jordanian workers working in the agricultural sector to move to any permitted sectors, provided that the work permit is canceled or expired.

2. Allowing non-Jordanian workers working in the bakery sector to move to any of the sectors allowed to them, provided that the work permit is canceled or expired.

3. Allowing the licensed facility and its objectives according to the retail trade professions license to issue work permits for a profession (labor/loading and unloading worker), provided that the facility's area is not less than (75) square meters.

4. Allowing non-Jordanian workers working in the garment and textile industry sector in the Qualified Industrial Zones and registered with the Investment Authority, whose work permit has expired or been canceled, to move to any employer within the industry or any other economic sector or activity that is allowed to move to, provided that a release of a party is brought from the employer Previous for those whose work permit has expired.

5. Allowing the transition to a free daily work permit, both agricultural and construction, from the sectors and economic activities from which it is allowed to move, provided that the worker participates in social security.

6. Allowing non-Jordanian workers who hold a valid daily work permit, both agricultural and construction, to cancel the license at the Labor Directorate or the appropriate labor office without referring to the National Company for Employment and Training and to move to the sectors and economic activities to which they are allowed to drive.

7. Allowing non-Jordanian male workers of restricted and non-restricted nationalities to move to the domestic worker's sector to work in the profession of trained worker/gardener, house worker/chef, and according to the conditions and procedures force in the ministry.

8. Allowing male domestic workers of non-restricted nationalities to move outside the domestic worker's sector, provided that the work permit expires or is canceled without the homeowner's consent.

9. Permitting the renewal of work permits for non-Jordanian workers who hold work permits in permitted professions that the same employer has withheld, provided that the admission granted is one of the allowed professions (except for the education sector and hospitals).

10. Allowing the licensed facility and its objectives, according to the professional's license, administrative offices, insurance, money exchange, auditing, law, engineering, or consulting offices, to issue a work permit for a job (labor/cleaner) for one worker only.

11. Allowing the licensed facility and its objectives according to the profession's license a charitable organization, the headquarters of an association or association, to issue a work permit as a profession (labor/cleaner) for one worker only.

12. Allowing the licensed facility and its objectives according to the professional license cultivation, landscaping, and maintenance of gardens and farms, or garden services, to issue a work permit for a skilled (worker/loading and unloading worker) with a maximum of two (2) workers only.

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