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Iraq Business News brings you the latest employment news from Iraq, highlighting the ever increasing number of available employment opportunities.

New NIC Guidelines for Foreign Workers in Iraq

The National Investment Commission in Iraq has decided new regulations to decrease the use of foreign labor in Iraq, with the intention of providing more jobs for unemployed Iraqis. The following points were released by the NIC on Tuesday to clarify those regulations: The investor shall decide in advance the rate of the work force […]

Sadr City Reconstruction to Employ 100,000

A major project for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of west Baghdad’s al-Sadr City will employ between 75,000 and 100,000 people during its implementation period, and another 50,000, Baghdad’s Mayor, Sabir al-Issawi said on Wednesday. According to the report from Aswat al-Iraq news agency, Issawi stressed that the project would comprise the construction of several multi-storey […]

Iraq’s Visa Madness

Visa problems for foreign workers in Iraq continue to make the headlines. Last week we reported on the difficulties caused by a decision to channel visa applications through the office of the Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki; now we hear that the Basra Investment Commission has imposed its own restrictions, with the intention of reducing unemployment. […]

Iraqi Oil and Gas Recruiter Opens in Basra

Oil and gas companies now have another source for qualified Iraqi oil and gas workers. Al Sabah for Employment Services (SES), an Iraqi-owned company, now has a full time office in Basra with representatives in Baghdad and Kurdistan, all supported by a team of international recruiters. SES is owned by Dr. Sabah Ali, a medical […]

Versar Wins $1.5 Training Contract in Iraq

Versar, the Springfield Virginia-based project management company, has announced it was awarded an approx. $1.5 million contract from the United States Forces in Iraq for the training of Iraqi Ministry of Defense personnel. The contract will continue through September 2011. This contract will train and certify over 300 Iraqi engineers and technicians to operate and […]

Detailed New Briefing Paper on Iraq

The United Nations has prepared a comprehensive Briefing Book on Iraq, and presented it to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The book is comprised of two parts: The first part addresses key policy issues, including: macroeconomic challenges, development planning and prioritization, governance and public sector reform, anti-corruption, private sector development, social protection and the challenges of […]

Iraq to Recruit 285,000 This Year

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. […]

Kurdish Govt to Hire 25,000 in 2011

Barham Salih, Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, said on Wednesday that the Region can employ an additional 25,000 people in 2011. The declaration came at the sidelines of the International Symposium for Kurdistan Health System Reform, currently underway in Erbil, according to the report from AKnews. The ministries of education and interior have priority for […]

Iraq to Create 4m Jobs in 4 Years

Iraq’s Planning and Development Cooperation Ministry announced plans on Tuesday to create 4 million jobs over the next four years. Unemployment rates in Iraq hit 15% in 2010 with some provinces up to 37%, according to statistics released by the ministry. AKnews reports that oil-rich Iraq also has 30% of its people living in poverty. […]

6,000 New Teachers Needed in Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Region’s minister of education has requested an additional 6,000 teachers and staff in 2011, almost twice the number recruited in 2010. Speaking to AKnews, Safin Dizayee said the demand has been directed to the Kurdistan Council of Ministers to fill the gap in teaching staff and administration posts of new and existing schools. […]