By Tamara Pupic
Regional organisations join forces to offer career guidance and entrepreneurship training to a greater numbers of young Palestinians seeking work in 2015.
A regional network linking young people to work opportunities and entrepreneurship trainings is expected to assist 2,000 additional young Palestinians throughout 2015.
Ta3mal, which was launched in April 2012 by Qatar-based NGO Silatech and Microsoft Corporation, has been supported by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Jobs.ps to assist greater numbers of young Palestinians seeking work.
With youth unemployment in the Arab World currently at 28 percent, the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics reported that unemployment among Palestinian youth in 2014 reached a new high - 39.5 percent.
To tackle this issue, Silatech and Jobs.ps signed an agreement in Ramallah in January 2015 to connect Ta3mal with the local resources and job opportunities provided in Palestine by Jobs.ps, which serves more than 50,000 registered job seekers and almost 2,000 active employers in Palestine.
Ta3mal is expected to link job seekers to career guidance, soft skills and entrepreneurship trainings, eLearning, as well as internships and entry level job opportunities.
It now has specialised country portals developed for Egypt, Qatar, Iraq, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Speaking about the partnership between Jobs.ps, IYF, Silatech and Microsoft, Amjad Hamarsheh, CEO of Jobs.ps, said: “It will also enhance the capacity of young people to start their own businesses and create job opportunities in the long-run.
“We hope that this partnership between Jobs.ps and all parties is the beginning for a future with integrated services provided by the Jobs.ps and Ta3mal platform.”