Archive | Employment

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

Iraqi Ministers meet with ILO to discuss Working Conditions

Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs and social partners meet with ILO to discuss joint activities to advance decent work in Iraq, with support of the European Union A Steering Committee, represented by ILO's tripartite partners, held its first meeting to discuss progress made in the implementation of a project, supported by the European Union, […]

UNDP, Toyota to support Sustainable Development in Iraq

UNDP partners with Toyota to support youth employment and sustainable development in Iraq A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed today between Toyota and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq to support youth employment and advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The three-year MoU focuses on supporting vulnerable communities […]

Innovative Projects Launched in Karbala

Three innovative projects focusing on environmental sustainability, jobs for unemployed youth and digitization of the public sector have today been launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq in partnership with the Governorate of Karbala. The project launches reaffirm UNDP Iraq's commitment to supporting communities in Karbala, and included: Job Matching for Karbala […]

COVID-19 hits Iraqi Labour Market, Enterprises

COVID-19 Dealt Heavy Blows to Iraqi Labour Market, Enterprises in 2020: IOM, FAO, ITC Study In early April, Iraq surpassed 900,000 COVID-19 cases. Necessary efforts to contain the spread of the virus throughout 2020 led to a reduction in economic activity; compounded by pre-existing economic challenges, drops in oil prices and the public health COVID-19 […]

Headway's Iraq Grant supports 56 Companies, 700 Jobs

Headway's grant scheme builds resilience during pandemic: 56 companies supported, 700 jobs created The Headway Programme's Job Creation in KRI grant scheme has contributed to building resilience in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) during the global health pandemic caused by COVID-19. Concluded on 31 March 2021, the project supported 56 companies and created over […]

Iraqi PM's Job Development Office: Best Chance to Reduce Unemployment

By Dr. Layth Mahdi. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Prime Minister's Job Development Office: Best Chance for Reducing Unemployment and Poverty Iraq economy has suffered for the past 18 years due to continued violence, economic mismanagement, flawed policies and the absence […]

Supporting Vulnerable Youth to Develop Skills

ILO and UNICEF collaborate to support vulnerable youth in Iraq to develop skills and transition from training to decent employment, with support from the Government of the Netherlands The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Iraq are working together to help young forcibly displaced persons and host community members […]

Sweden, UNDP supporting Vulnerable Iraqis

Sweden reaffirms partnership with UNDP to support vulnerable Iraqis The Government of Sweden, represented by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a three-year, SEK 140 million* (US$ 16.4 million) agreement to further support vulnerable communities in Iraq. Sweden's contribution will be channelled through UNDP's Funding […]

Germany helps create Sustainable Employment for Iraqis

New partnership with Germany to create sustainable employment opportunities for Iraqis Germany has reaffirmed its partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) by investing EUR 30 million (US$35.89 million) to enhance economic empowerment and create employment opportunities for vulnerable communities in Iraq. The contribution was made available by the German Federal Ministry for Economic […]

ILO, Dohuk to Implement Employment-Intensive Interventions

ILO in Iraq joins forces with local authorities in Dohuk to implement employment-intensive interventions The ILO in Iraq has joined forces with local authorities in the Governorate of Dohuk to implement integrated employment intensive investment programme (EIIP) interventions aimed at creating more than 180 decent jobs, as well as enhancing the employability of vulnerable groups, […]

Why so few Women Work in Iraq

By Miriam Muller and Matthew Wai-Poi, for World Bank Blogs. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. What gets in their way? A closer look into why so few women work in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon Less than 15 percent of women participate in […]