The Jordanian government announced on Wednesday its decision to resume conscription in response to rising unemployment and the worsening economic crisis in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Jordanian Labor Minister Nedal Batainé has stated at length that the recruitment will focus on people between 25 and 29 years of age, as it is the age group that is “increasingly inactive” and has a higher unemployment rate, according to the Jordanian state news agency Petra .
He also pointed out that the recruitment will take place in all provinces and that the elect will receive one hundred Jordanian dinars (about 120 euros) per month during the three-month training period, including two weeks of community work. under the supervision of the armed forces.
After that, they must complete a period of nine months of military service so that the entire period is one year. Batainé has also indicated that the first group of recruits will consist of 5,000, while the number will rise to 15,000 in 2021.