The head of the finance parliamentary committee has said that the Iraqi government will recruit 285,000 people to the public sector this year.
Haidar Abadi told AKnews that they would start filling the jobs following the finalisation of the budget, which he expected by mid February.
Some 115,000 recruits are from 2010 applicants, Abbadi added.
The Iraqi government had suspended the employment applications for more than a year due to the government formation crisis and some financial complications.
In the meantime, however, the Kurdistan Region has been recruiting people. Barham Salih, the premier for the Kurdistan Region also said the Region has the capacity to employ up to 25,000 individuals in 2011 after sanctioning the Iraqi budget. Kurdistan is entitled to 17% of the Iraqi general budget.