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

Foreign Companies to be ‘Encouraged’ to Hire Locals

The Iraqi government is to provide financial incentives for foreign companies to hire Iraqi workers, according to AKnews. The parliamentary committee for labor and services decided to reduce taxes and other ‘not specified obligations’ towards the Iraqi government, as well as to provide facilities to these companies. “The foreign companies can rely on their skilled […]

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Head of Baghdad Investment Speaks to IBN

The Chairman of the Baghdad Investment Commission, Shaker A. Shabib, spoke recently with Padraig O’Hannelly for Iraq Business News, and outlined the opportunities available in Iraq’s capital: Iraq Business News: I’d like to ask you firstly about the opportunities that are available in Baghdad; we hear a lot about the oil producing regions, but what […]

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Dr Sami al-Araji Speaks with Iraq Business News

Following his address to the Iraq Mining 2011 conference in London, the Chairman of Iraq’s National Investment Commission, Dr Sami al-Araji, was interviewed by Padraig O’Hannelly for Iraq Business News: Iraq Business News: Dr al-Araji, in your speech you mentioned the visa problems that Iraqis sometimes have entering the UK; what some businesses are also […]

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Philipines Relaxes Iraq Work Ban

Xinhua reports that the Philippine government has decided to partially lift the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Afghanistan and Iraq. Rosalinda Baldoz, Department of Labor and Employment Secretary, said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board, which she also chairs, has issued a resolution for the partial lifting of the […]

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Bangladesh to Export Manpower to Iraq

Bangladesh expects to export manpower to Iraq by the end of this year, according to its Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister, Khandkar Mosharraf Hossain. A Bangladeshi delegation recently visited Iraq at the invitation of Iraqi labour minister. “Within next two months, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) will be signed between Bangladesh and Iraq for […]

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Erbil Province Recruits 1,800 Teachers

Erbil’s employment committee announced today that it has overseen for the first time the recruitment of 1,868 new primary and secondary school teachers in the province. AKnews reports that the names of the new recruits were announced in a ceremony at the Health Directorate Conventions Hall at the heart of the provincial capital. At the […]

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Four Million More Jobs By 2015

The Iraqi Planning and Development Ministry is to create four million new jobs by 2015, minister Ali Shukri said today. Speaking to AKnews, he said the jobs would be both public and private sector and will bring down the poverty rate from 23% to 16%. Private-sector employment is hampered by limited rights, such as a lack of […]

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Iraqi Crackdown on Foreign Workers Criticised

This article was written by Hazim al-Sharaa, and was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, iwpr.net. It is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The ministry of labour has drawn criticism […]

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Oil Ministry Recruits 1,114 Energy Workers

AKnews reports that Iraq’s Oil Ministry has announced that it has recruited 1,114 new employees for the state oil companies under its jurisdiction. The successful applicants for the public sector posts are holders of specialized diplomas and degrees in the oil sector from relevant institutions. Iraq plans to increase its oil production from around 2.5 […]

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