Education for Employment – Jordan (EFE-Jordan) and the Qudra 2 program, in collaboration with the Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan (int@j), hosted a three-day workshop for 30 private sector companies to educate them on the benefits of hiring local freelancers, and guide them on how to utilize the various channels available online.

The workshop, which ran from 21 June to 23 June 2021, was implemented by EFE-Jordan in collaboration with int@j, with the financial support of the Qudra 2 program, co-financed by the European Union, through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis, the EU Madad Fund, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).

Sara Tamimi, a private sector representative, stated, “The COVID-19 pandemic facilitated the culture of using remote workers and freelancers in Jordan’s labour market; however, we continuously struggle to find qualified local freelancers to contract for projects. The workshop was extremely relevant and educational, and it introduced us to the platforms available for hiring local freelancers.”