400 Illegal workers to be deported back home from Jordan


Published: 2017-12-06 11:12

Last Updated: 2017-12-06 11:40

They were working in jobs created for Jordanian nationals. (Alarab.co.uk)
They were working in jobs created for Jordanian nationals. (Alarab.co.uk)
Roya News Source

An inspection team affiliated with the Ministry of Labour caught 400 illegal workers in Amman this week.

The unplanned inspections were carried out day and night on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and included all fields of work.

A statement released by the Directorate of Communications, Head Inspector Abdullah Al Jboor said that the inspections came in line with the National Program for Empowerment and Employment, which aims at gradually replacing expat workers with local ones.

The workers were caught in Jobs that were specifically created for Jordanian nationals.

Jboor stressed the importance of all organizations complying by the Ministry of Labour’s laws and the necessity for registering all expat workers and issuing them work permits before they take on a job in the Kingdom.

He added that this will guarantee both the companies and their employees full rights.

Jboor said that the illegal workers will be deported back to their home countries, while the companies who violated the law have been issued a warning.

These warnings can in some cases lead to as far as closing down an establishment.