USAID Pakistan JOBS was especially targeted at economically distressed communities and focused on the skills and occupations that can attract and retain women in the workforce, along with other beneficiaries. The project had four components: industry sector-led technical training; employability and entrepreneurship skills training for educated youth; integrated work and learning programs for less educated youth; and youth employment exchange systems and other system-wide improvements. JOBS facilitated the entry of young adults into the labor market through upgrading of labor market information and establishment of career development centers in the four provinces of the country, as well as the federal capital.
Time frame: May 2009 to December 2010
Location: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, South Punjab and Sindh
Donor: USAID through CARE USA
Budget: USD 80,000,000
Cost: USD 11,277,077
Beneficiaries: 13, 324