GrowJO (Talent) aims at incentivizing digital and digitally-enabled firms (focusing of ITO/BPO companies) to help build / scale their activities and generate local job opportunities in communities with high agglomeration potential (outside West Amman) by providing employment subsidies that will cover up to 50% of new employees’ salaries for the first six months. This incentive is designed to spur the development of the digital sector in proximate cities, with high agglomeration potential, that may otherwise not directly benefit from this sector’s growth. GrowJo (Talent) will specifically seek to incentivize female employment through, for example, the provision of higher subsidies for employers attracting and retaining women.
GrowJO (Market Expansion) aims to support the business development efforts of digital and digitally-enabled firms (focusing on ITO/BPO companies) seeking to expand and secure new contracts in new local, regional and international markets (GCC countries, Europe, China, India, and the USA, etc.) through providing matching grants (up to USD 100,000) to cover up to 50% of the cost of business development plans. . The grants aim to build linkages between Jordanian digital firms and potential buyers in regional/global markets in order to provide access to new business opportunities that lead to increased revenues and subsequently job creation. International digital firms that are willing to expand to Jordan and hire Jordanians are also eligible for this grant opportunity
GrowJo (GIG) aims to provide access to income opportunities in various tech and non-tech economic activities for individuals in the gig economy by providing matching grants (up to USD 200,000) to Civil Society Organizations/Nonprofit Organizations (CSOs/NPOs) to cover up to 80% of the costs associated with providing services to individuals to adopt technology, including online freelancing, ITO-BPO services, marketplace platform adoption, and job matching and networking to support vulnerable youth and poor areas where the CSOs have comparative advantage due to the limited presence of private / public service providers. The grants will seek to increase the adoption of digital platforms by supporting CSOs/NPOs in training individuals to access and offer their services on these digital platforms and by conducting market outreach and awareness building, with a focus on underserved communities, the inclusion of women of those coming from poor households (NAF beneficiaries), and refugees.
Support the expansion and access of new and existing digital firms in Jordan by providing salary subsidies for new employees.
Support building linkages between Jordanian digital firms and potential buyers and investors in regional/global markets.Read More
Support the growth of non-profit companies and CSOs, which adopt technology means.