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

Iraq Allocates $86m for Return of Expats

By John Lee. Iraq has allocated 100 billion Iraqi dinars ($86 million) for a project that aims to bring skilled expatriates back to Iraq in 2013, reports Mawtani. The Ministry of Migration and the Displaced announced last week that these skilled Iraqis will receive housing and work opportunities upon their return home. Sameer Nahi, the […]

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American University of Iraq Seeks New President

By John Lee. The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, invites nominations and applications for the position of President. AUIS is a private, non-profit higher education institution founded in 2007 to provide a student-centered American-style education that embodies the philosophy, standards, and teaching practices of the American higher education model. AUIS admits all qualified students regardless […]

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The New Iraq: 2013 Discovering Business

This week marks the 150th edition of our Iraq Business News newsletter, and we are delighted to mark the occasion by bringing you a major new guide to business in Iraq. Published by Allurentis, in association with Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the fourth edition in the annual New […]

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Iraq Hires Indian Nurses to Plug Shortfall

By John Lee. The Times of India reports that dozens of Indian nurses have travelled to Iraq in recent days to plug a shortfall in its hospitals and healthcare facilities. Baghdad’s Medical City hospital welcomed 35 Indian nurses, while another 31 arrived to work in Diwaniya. Information on hirings in other provinces was not available. […]

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Un-Licensed Insurers “Liable to Severe Financial Penalties”

By Padraig O’Hannelly. With increasing commercial activity in Iraq, much of it by foreign-based investors, there’s a growing market for adequate insurance to cover the risks. But in a country emerging from years of chaos, how can you be sure that the insurance you buy is legal and valid? To help clarify this point, Iraq […]

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KRG Forms Cmte for Foreign Workers in Kurdistan

By John Lee. The KRG is to form a committee to lay down the mechanism for foreign workers to apply for work in the Kurdistan Region, according to AKnews. Abbas Akram, press secretary for Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, said the committee is intended to help to secure the rights of the foreign workers […]

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1,300 New Teachers for Erbil

By John Lee. A member of the employment committee in Erbil province has announced that 1,292 new teachers will be employed in the province. According to a report from AKnews, Hussein Kakil said it is necessary to fill the vacancies before schools re-open in September. The Kurdistan Regional Government is said to have 17,000 job […]

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No Labour Laws in Iraq: Employers Pick Workers’ Reps

By Waheed Ghanim. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A fight between the major trade unions in Basra and that state’s authorities highlights the lack of real labour laws in Iraq. Saddam Hussein-era laws mean […]

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USAID Initiative Boosts Youth Employment

USAID-supported job training, apprenticeships and microfinance loans help unemployed Iraqi youth secure meaningful work. CHALLENGE. At the start of 2010 Iraq had the highest rates of unemployment in the Middle East. Thirty percent of its adults lacked jobs. More than half of the country’s young urban males were unemployed. At 19 percent, female participation in […]

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Philippines Lifts Ban on Overseas Workers in Kurdistan

The Philippine government has lifted the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Iraqi Kurdistan, according to ABS and AFP. In 2004 then-president Gloria Arroyo withdrew a contingent of Filipino police and soldiers assigned to the US-led coalition in Iraq after a Filipino truck driver was kidnapped and threatened with beheading. The […]

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Philippines Considers Partial Lifting of Ban on Workers

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has reportedly recommended the partial lifting of the ban on deployment of workers to Iraq. According to GMA News, DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez said the agency has proposed to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) that the ban be lifted for the Kurdistan region. The DFA has yet […]

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