ProgressSoft Sponsors the First Job Fair for People Living with Disabilities in Jordan

Amman, May 10, 2016

ProgressSoft Corporation concluded its participation today as the Main Sponsor at the first Job Fair for People Living with Disabilities in Jordan, which was organized by Akhtaboot, and took place on the 9th and 10th of May 2016 at Amman Grand Hall, Al Hussein Youth City.

This job fair aims to empower this understated group by giving them an opportunity to increase their participation in the Jordanian workforce, and thus increasing their contribution to their households. This job fair aspires to connect the people living with disabilities with leading local and international companies with real job opportunities.

The idea of the job fair stems from a report conducted by the Higher Council for Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (HCD) in cooperation with the Department of Statistics (DoS). The report puts the disability rate in Jordan at 13% of the entire Jordanian population, with about 9.9% of people with disabilities aged 18 and above being unemployed and actively looking for jobs.

ProgressSoft Corporation, in its pursuit to further empower the Jordanian leadership and amplify the focus on Jordanian talents and distinguished human capital, has decided to take it upon itself to be the main sponsor of this unique job fair to offer its ever-growing job opportunities that are suitable for the people living with disabilities.

ProgressSoft's CEO, Mr. Michael Wakileh said, "We are determined to help smart and talented young Jordanians with disability live the life they choose by providing them with an indispensable job opportunity and utmost support, and we aim to tap this potential source of associates so they gain independence, learn, develop and achieve their ambitions."

ProgressSoft takes special care of its employees, offering them an unmatched working environment that embraces creativity, productivity and a great sense of belonging. All of which, housed in a state-of-the-art building that is run by advanced building management system, and provides a nursery for the working mothers, and a fully equipped gym, among many other facilities that acommodate for the day-to-day needs of the employees and furnish a convenient working environment.

ProgressSoft has gone the extra mile by making sure its avant-gard premises can accommodate for the various needs of the people living with disabilities, offering a safe working environment that is equipped with all the utilities needed for all types of disabilities.

It is worth mentioning, that ProgressSoft Corporation is a leading Jordanian provider of real-time payment solutions, serving 450 financial institutions in 24 countries around the world, with 340 employees located in 6 branches.