Monday, October 18, 2010

Olive Wood Figurine Special Promotion

From The Earth is offering 15% off the normal price of all of our olive wood figurines and nativity sets during the month of November. This is a great time to prepare your home for the holidays, or to give a special gift that will become a family treasure for years to come.

Our olive wood figures are made only from top-grade olive wood which has been naturally cured to prevent shrinkage or cracking. Each figurine has been hand-carved and finished to perfection in either a matt or glossy finish.

Delight visitors to your home this year with a beautiful Nativity display, or unique figurines that will add to the joy of the holiday season.

For our Jordan customers, visit our showroom in Amman to take advantage of this offer. For our customers in the United States, visit our online store and use the discount code FTEFIGUR to receive the discounted price on your order.

If you would like to see our complete selection of handmade olive wood figurines, visit our showroom in Amman or our online store.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Follow Us On Twitter!

From The Earth is now “tweeting!” 

Join the “flock” of our friends and followers as we share interesting news, updates and other useful information.

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2011 Calendar Now Available!

From The Earth is proud to introduce our all new 2011 Jordan Calendar with many new and exciting features, including:
  • An all new design
  • Arabic and English text
  • A new finish for easier note writing
Each month is highlighted by a beautiful landscape or scene from everyday life in Jordan.  Not only will you enjoy the beauty of these top-quality photos, but so will others - consider ordering several for friends!

Visit our showroom in Bayader, Wadi Al Seer, Amman, call us at 585-7838, or e-mail to purchase yours now!

(all prices include VAT)
1-24:      JD 5.500
25-99:    JD 4.650
100 (+): JD 3.500

(click on the pictures below to view larger images)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Balancing the Employment Deficit

A recent opinion article written in the Jordan Times decried the significant deficit between the employment statistics of women versus those of men in Jordan. At From The Earth, we recognize this as a problematic issue in our local community. That is why the employees we seek, employ, and train end-up being predominately women. Though we are “gender blind” in our hiring practices, we do seek those who have been marginalized either by physical or social circumstances in order to provide them meaningful employment and a reasonable chance for success in life.

Where the national employment rate for men in Jordan is two-thirds for males over the age of 15, women make-up less than 15% of the total workforce.  At FTE, our employee percentages are just the opposite. This is not the result of attempting to assemble a “cheap” labor force, as we deliberately pay wages considerably higher than the minimum required. We also offer incentive raises and skill training for our employees, along with free English classes during work hours for our employees who would like to improve their marketable skills.

If you would like to know more about how we operate as a business, see “Our Business Model” page on this blog.