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

Iraqi Govt to Create 171,000 New Jobs

This year will see the creation of 171,000 new jobs, according to the latest ruling by the Iraqi parliament. Azzaman reports that the new jobs are part of the government’s efforts to fight unemployment but officials say they will not alleviate unemployment in the country, which they estimate at more than 15%. Iraq has one […]

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Iraq’s Biggest Power Plant – Calik Energy Signs Contract

A Turkish energy company signed a deal with the Iraqi government on Thursday to build a power plant at a cost of $445.5 million [521 billion Iraqi dinars]. The deal between Turkey’s Calik Enerji and the Iraqi Electricity Ministry is for the construction of the 1,250 megawatt al-Hayrat [Khayrat?] plant in Karbala. Calik Holding CEO, […]

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200,000 Police to be Recruited in Baghdad

The deputy Iraqi interior minister said the Iraqi Council of Ministers has agreed to recruit 200,000 policemen and interior ministry staff to increase security in Baghdad province. Hussein Kamal told AKnews that the new force will be deployed in Baghdad upon the ratification of the Iraqi general budget. The force will approximately double the number […]

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150,000 Jobs at Iraq’s Grand Faw Port

Southern Iraq’s Grand Faw Port project, recently approved by the Council of Ministers, will provide employment opportunities for 150,000, according to the National Coalition on Sunday. “The Grand Faw Terminal, approved by the Council of Ministers in 2004, is considered one of the most important projects that can achieve revenues in billions of dollars for […]

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Microsoft Opens Training Centre in Baghdad

The international computer giant Microsoft opened its first training centre in Baghdad on Wednesday. The Iraqi Minister of Technology and Science, Ra’ed Fahmi, said the centre would contribute to developing Information Technology (IT) skills among the country’s workforce. During the opening ceremony held in Baghdad, the centre’s director, Ahmed Iz al-Dein, said that the centre […]

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US to Hire Another 7,000 Security Contractors in Iraq

The US government will hire an additional 7,000 security contractors once Congress approves the 2011 budget. Speaking at the annual Arab-US Policymakers conference in Washington, Michael Corbin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for State for Iraq said security contractors will help “the Iraqi government improve its police department and other civil agencies.” Corbin stated that State Department […]

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New Hospital Approved for Wassit

The Wassit Investment Commission (WIC) has granted an investment licence in the health sector worth more than 6 billion dinars [$5m], chairman of the WIC said on Tuesday. “The licence was given to an Iraqi investor to establish a hospital in Kut, which will include 100 beds and five surgery rooms with modern equipment,” Sadeq […]

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$60m Allocated to Training Iraqi Oil Workers

Iraq’s Oil Ministry announced on Sunday that it has allocated $60m [72 billion Iraqi dinars] from the international licensing contracts sold this year to the development of technical skills amongst Iraqi employees working in the oil sector. At a press conference in Basra, the training director of the ministry’s technical institute, Ali Rahim Fayyad, told […]

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LG Supports a Korean Language Course in Erbil

Eleven young Kurds finished a two-month course to learn Korean in a program sponsored by the LG company and the Kurdish-Korean Friendship Association. The programs aim wa to enhance bilateral cultural relations. “Learning the Korean language is a major link towards understanding the culture. Teaching the Korean language to Kurdish students is definitely a step […]

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BREAKING NEWS – New Opportunities at Giant Rumaila Oilfield

As our weekly newsletter goes to press, BP has just announced a major new event for contractors interested in its giant Rumaila oilfield. There will be opportunities in the areas of: Engineering and Project Management Services (EPMS); Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC); and Construction. This is hugely significant to the development of Iraq’s economy, as […]

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