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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 Oil and Gas Recruiter Opens in Basra

Oil and gas companies now have another source for qualified Iraqi oil and gas workers. Al Sabah for Employment Services (SES), an Iraqi-owned company, now has a full time office in Basra with representatives in Baghdad and Kurdistan, all supported by a team of international recruiters. SES is owned by Dr. Sabah Ali, a medical […]

Versar Wins $1.5 Training Contract in Iraq

Versar, the Springfield Virginia-based project management company, has announced it was awarded an approx. $1.5 million contract from the United States Forces in Iraq for the training of Iraqi Ministry of Defense personnel. The contract will continue through September 2011. This contract will train and certify over 300 Iraqi engineers and technicians to operate and […]

Detailed New Briefing Paper on Iraq

The United Nations has prepared a comprehensive Briefing Book on Iraq, and presented it to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The book is comprised of two parts: The first part addresses key policy issues, including: macroeconomic challenges, development planning and prioritization, governance and public sector reform, anti-corruption, private sector development, social protection and the challenges of […]

Iraq to Recruit 285,000 This Year

The head of the finance parliamentary committee has said that the Iraqi government will recruit 285,000 people to the public sector this year. Haidar Abadi told AKnews that they would start filling the jobs following the finalisation of the budget, which he expected by mid February. Some 115,000 recruits are from 2010 applicants, Abbadi added. […]

Kurdish Govt to Hire 25,000 in 2011

Barham Salih, Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, said on Wednesday that the Region can employ an additional 25,000 people in 2011. The declaration came at the sidelines of the International Symposium for Kurdistan Health System Reform, currently underway in Erbil, according to the report from AKnews. The ministries of education and interior have priority for […]

Iraq to Create 4m Jobs in 4 Years

Iraq’s Planning and Development Cooperation Ministry announced plans on Tuesday to create 4 million jobs over the next four years. Unemployment rates in Iraq hit 15% in 2010 with some provinces up to 37%, according to statistics released by the ministry. AKnews reports that oil-rich Iraq also has 30% of its people living in poverty. […]

6,000 New Teachers Needed in Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Region’s minister of education has requested an additional 6,000 teachers and staff in 2011, almost twice the number recruited in 2010. Speaking to AKnews, Safin Dizayee said the demand has been directed to the Kurdistan Council of Ministers to fill the gap in teaching staff and administration posts of new and existing schools. […]

Iraq Calls for Lifting of Philippine Travel Ban

Iraq’s ambassador to the Philippines called on Tuesday for the Philippines to lift its travel ban to Iraq, saying Filipinos can benefit by taking part in the reconstruction of the war-damaged country. Ambassador Wadee Al-Batti was reacting to a recent reiteration by the Philippine government of a travel and workers’ deployment ban to high-risk countries […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]