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King urges government to create more jobs for youth
Zarqa, 30 April 2014

His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday congratulated Jordanian workers on the occasion of Labour Day, during a visit to the Jordan-Korea Technology Institute in the Hashemiyeh area in Zarqa Governorate.

King Abdullah also met workers and trainees at the Institute and held a dinner in their honour.

Earlier in the day, His Majesty posted tweets expressing his pride in Jordanian workers and their efforts in building the country.

The King tweeted: “Proud of Jordanians who roll up their sleeves & work hard to build our country, #Jordan’s strength lies in its people, Happy Labour Day #ABH.”

His Majesty also said on Twitter: “Our youth and workers always deserve the best, & the gov’t must build on its recent efforts to provide them with more job opportunities #ABH.”

During the ceremony, Labour Minister Nidal Katamine said that the King’s unlimited support for workers in all fields is their main motivation, praising the ongoing Royal directives to secure job opportunities that ensure Jordanians a decent living.

After His Majesty was briefed on the National Strategy for Employment, he commended the government’s efforts in this area, and urged them to do more to help employ the youth of Jordan.

During his visit to the Institute, the King toured the sections of the facility and listened to trainees explaining the kind of education they receive there.

His Majesty was also briefed by officials on the importance of training offered by the Institute, which utilises the latest hardware and advanced systems to develop the students’ practical, technical and creative skills, preparing them to effectively enter the labour force.

The ceremony was attended by Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh and His Majesty’s Office Director Imad Fakhoury and a host of senior officials.