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

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 […]

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 […]


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, 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 […]

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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Creating jobs in the private sector

By T. Keyzom Ngodup, co-founder and Executive Director at Ideas sYnergy, an Iraq based private sector development consulting company. IRAQ INSIGHTS, published by Ideas sYnergy, aims to consolidate and build intellectual capital on private sector development, empowering stakeholders to address issues of access and structural reforms on a diverse range of topics impacting inclusive economic […]

Iraq’s Proposed New Labour Laws

When tacking the problems of unemployment and illegal work practices, Iraq has a difficult balancing act to achieve. On one hand, a civilised country cannot accept a situation where foreign labourers are tricked by traffickers to get them into the country illegally, and then told their pay will be a fraction of the minimum wage […]

Supporting Entrepreneurship in Iraq – The Challenge of Translating Mandates to Action

By T. Keyzom Ngodup, co-founder and Executive Director at Ideas sYnergy, an Iraq based private sector development consulting company. Most development agendas for Iraq putatively support entrepreneurship and the need to support private sector development through its focus on the growing number of unemployed youth in the country. UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) recently […]

Kuwait To Wreck Iraq’s Coastal Economy

Iraq’s main port of Umm Qasr in Basra will lose 60% of its business if Kuwait goes ahead with a neighbouring port of its own, reports AKnews. In addition to thousands of dock workers losing their jobs, it is also believed that the livelihoods of local fishermen will be affected. A dispute over the territory […]

Iraq To Stop Being World’s Garbage Dump

The three-day Conference on the Economic Future of Iraq began on Tuesday with representation from the World Bank and the Iraqi parliament. Parliament Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi said that “Iraq has turned into the world’s garbage dump through bad commodities that were imported, a matter would have not existed were it not for legislative shortcomings.” Yet […]

Iraqi Trade Unions Demand New Labour Law

A number of Iraqi trade unions and NGOs called for a new labor law, lifting restrictions on the freedoms of assembly and association, more job opportunities and social security for the unemployed, according to a report from Aswat al-Iraq. “The trade unions and activities of civil society organizations in Iraq stress their demands compatible with […]