Results of Focus Group Discussions on Work Permits with Syrian Refugees and Employers in the Agriculture, Construction & Retail Sectors in Jordan

Earlier this month, Jordan’s Ministry of Labour gave Syrians who are working in the country without permits a three-month grace period to rectify their situation as a step towards legalizing their employment status. In efforts to understand why the latest government steps have not led to a greater number of registered Syrian workers, the ILO conducted three focus group discussions with Syrian refugees working in the sectors of construction, agriculture and food services and retail.