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

Philippines May Send more Workers to Iraq

By John Lee. The Philippine government is pursuing a new agreement with Iraq on the hiring of more Filipino workers, reports The Philippine Star. Philippine Labour Secretary, Rosalinda Baldoz (pictured), said the agreement could fully open the market for Filipino workers. The country has already lifted the ban on workers going to Iraq, but hiring […]

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Iraq to Recruit Doctors from Bangladesh

By John Lee. The Bangladeshi Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, has told Dhaka Tribune that the Iraqi Ministry of Health said it wants to recruit 100 anaesthetists. Recruitment will be done under an arrangement with private recruiting agencies, which the minister said would not charge high fees to the candidates […]

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Young Grads to get Loans to Start Businesses

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organized today 9 September 2013, an official ceremony to honour the young graduates that will be granted business loans by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in order for them to start their new businesses after successfully undergoing an […]

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Malaysian Firms Urged to Tap Iraq Market

By John Lee. Malaysian companies have been urged to look into the vast opportunities in Iraq especially in construction, transportation, infrastructure and energy, according to a report from Bernama. The Iraqi Minister of Transport, Hadi Farhan Al-Amiri [Hadi al-Amari] (pictured), told the news agency that Iraq is seeking to tap Malaysian expertise as it looks […]

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KRG PM Opens Online Jobs Portal

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani (pictured) has opened the Kurdistan Careers job fair and launched Kurdistan Works, an employment and training information website provided by the Kurdistan Regional Government to promote recruitment to the private sector. Mr Barzani said: “Today I believe we take a modest step, a simple step, but a necessary step. This job […]

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Govt’s New Employment Agency: MPs as Career Advisers?

By Mustafa Habib. 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. In a country like Iraq, where most careers come courtesy of the government, its not what you know, but who you know – or how much […]


Iraq Must Accommodate Foreign Workers to Boost Investments

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi authorities admitted that they are not providing facilities to foreign workers and oil companies operating in Iraq. Oil Ministry spokesman Assem Jihad told Al-Monitor, “Iraqi parties in charge of the […]

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Philippines Lifts Iraqi Work Ban

By John Lee. The government of the Philippines has lifted its ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Iraq. Labour Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (pictured) said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) governing board has approved a resolution allowing the deployment of new workers to Iraq. “Under the resolution, the POEA will now […]

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Interest-Free Business Loans for the Unemployed

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has reportedly earmarked 150 billion Iraqi dinars ($130 million) in this year’s budget for loans to small and medium-sized businesses. Minister of Labour, Nassar al-Rubaie (pictured), told Al-Shorfa: “The interest-free loans, which were allocated for unemployed people, will be given to finance their small […]

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Protests at West Qurna-2

By John Lee. Hundreds of locals blocked a main entrance of Iraq’s giant southern West Qurna-2 oilfield on Tuesday. According to Iraq Oil Report, local residents have long complained that oil development has caused them to lose agricultural land for which they have not been adequately compensated, while many expected to receive jobs at oil […]

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Time to Blow our Own Trumpet

By John Lee. Iraq Business News is growing. Less than three months ago, the list of subscribers to our free weekly newsletter hit 13,000 — last week we topped 15,000! To put it another way, every working day forty new readers join the ranks of the best-informed business minds in Iraq. Many of these join on […]