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The World Bank will soon call upon Lebanese youths to apply to "New Entrance to Work," a project aimed at providing 3,000 job opportunities as unemployment in Lebanon is expected to double by the end of 2014 and reach 20 percent, said Haneen Sayed, Human Development Coordinator at the World Bank.Sayed said that employers want people with experience and fresh graduates do not have it so this project is a way to give them a chance to develop work experience.Sayed explained that the project is supported by the World Bank but it will be implemented by the Ministry of Labor and the National Employment Office.It says that unemployment also increases with education.Around 14 percent of university graduates and 15 percent of those with secondary education are unemployed relative to some 10 percent among workers with no education and only 7 percent among those with primary education. Labor Minister Sajaan Qazzi declared three days ago that of the 1.6 million Syrian refugees, 47 percent are workers competing with the Lebanese for jobs.
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