Supporting the Palestinian Private Sector through Job Creation for New Graduates in the Gaza Strip

Contract partner: Palestinian Chamber of Commerce for the Gaza GovernoratesCountry: Palästinensische Gebiete Funding amount: € 500.000,00Project start: 01.11.2004End: 31.01.2006

Short Description:

Overall goal

The proposed project aims to support private sector companies and institutions through a 75 % cost-sharing scheme for the employment of fresh graduates for a period of six months. This project simultaneously creates opportunities for graduates to integrate in practical work environment through creating direct contact between trainees and employers, which ultimately should increases efficiency and effectiveness of private firms. The project aims at locating training opportunities to university graduates in Palestine based on identified private sector needs.

The current project comes as critical tool in cooperation between Gaza Chamber of Commerce and the Austrian Development Cooperation to fulfill one of the Chambers key goals of sustaining firms and business organizations in Palestine. The project's main objective is to improve enterprise competitiveness through reduction of operating cost.

In order to match the graduates with the firms, the Chamber will update its database categorized by location, company needs and academic backgrounds of the graduates. The candidates will be screened and sent to interviews. When a company decides to hire a candidate, contracts will be signed and sent back to the Chamber for authorization. The Chamber will create a subsidy system to share the cost of the trainees' salaries, paying 75 % of each trainee's income.

project number2278-00/2004
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
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