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Published on : Monday, December 7, 2015
Amman, Under the patronage of Prime Minister, H.E. Dr. Abdullah Ensour, and the Minister of Information and Communications Technology, H.E. Majd Shweikeh, InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC), agreeing to attract, train and employ Jordanians in the tourism sector and qualify them to enter the job market. The MOC was inked on Thursday 19 November, 2015, at Ya Hala Hall in Al Hussein Youth City by H.E. Dr. Nidal Al-Qatameen, the Minister of Labour, Firas Irsheidat, Area General Manager of IHG Dead Sea Resorts and General Manager of Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa®, and Issa Murad, ACC Chairman.
Through the second IHG Dead Sea Academy, IHG® will provide several training courses to young job seekers between the ages of 18 and 35, who will be selected by MOL in collaboration with non-profit organizations from the local community. The expenses of each 12-month training course will be covered by the Group. Upon the conclusion of the training period and in cooperation with MOL, IHG® will offer the trainees appropriate employment opportunities at one of the Group’s hotels or at any other hotel within the same training field. So far, the Academy has trained 60 young men and women.
“We believe in the importance of rallying both the public and private sectors in order to achieve socio-economic development, and to contribute to the reduction of unemployment among our youth. As such, we decided to sign this memorandum with the Ministry of Labour and the Amman Chamber of Commerce, with whom we share the vision of a qualified and employed workforce, in order to equip Jordanians with the necessary professional training and raise their efficiency. This step will help provide these youth with social protection, in addition to organizing the labor market,” commented Irsheidat.
Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa® falls under the management of IHG®, which operates an extensive portfolio of nine hotel brands. These include: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, as well as the newest hotel brands EVEN Hotels and HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts. In addition, IHG® manages Priority Club Rewards, the world’s largest hotel loyalty program with over 84 million members across the globe.