Project to Provide 2.5 Million Job Opportunities in the Arab World
The Director General of the Arab Labor Organization, Ibrahim Qwaider, confirmed that his organization has prepared a project to provide 2.5 million job opportunities annually for Arab youth. This will be within the framework of a new mechanism to enhance the efforts for comprehensive development in the Arab countries and provide more youth care, he said.
The Emirati newspaper, AL Khaleej, cited Qwaider as saying that these efforts would be fruitful in providing education and training through the use of modern technology and developing the policies of employment and self-employment in the Arab countries, and the establishment of a database or information bank regarding the supply and demand in Arab labor markets.
The official stressed the need for achieving the Arab economic integration through the establishment of joint investment projects to confront all the economic and social problems that the Arab countries are facing, particularly unemployment among the youth.
The director also indicated that there are more than 14 million unemployed workers in the various Arab countries where the volume of foreign labor is increasing -- Albawaba.com