COVID-19 & Youth Employment: Impacts, Opportunity, & a Way Forward

EFE and the Western Union Foundation will hold a virtual discussion on the results of a recent study conducted by EFE: "COVID-19 and Youth Employment in Jordan and Palestine: Impacts, Opportunities, and a Way Forward". The report draws on youth and employer survey results to document the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people, with an emphasis on vulnerable youth including refugees in Jordan, youth in Gaza, and young women. The report also charts a path for workforce development organizations, funders, and policymakers to support the integration of youth in the labor market during the COVID-19 recovery. The presenters will discuss findings relating to:

- Youth employment trajectories during the pandemic.

- Youth interest in virtual freelancing jobs.

- Employer hiring projections and demand for skills.

- Promising sectors for youth employment during the COVID-19 recovery.


- Elizabeth Roscoe, Executive Director, Western Union Foundation

- Ghadeer Khuffash, CEO, EFE-Jordan

- Saro Nakashian, CEO, EFE-Palestine

- Ashley Barry, Director of Strategy and Learning, EFE-Global

- Sarah Little, Director of Programs and Business Development, EFE-Global

This is part of EFE’s #MomentumSeries.

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