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

Germany gives another $22m to Boost Employment in Iraq

Germany Increases Support to Boost Employment Opportunities in Iraq with New EUR 18m Contribution Germany and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have today signed a EUR 18.29 million agreement (US$ 21.78 million) to boost employment and economic opportunities for vulnerable communities in Iraq. The generous contribution is the second provided to the Building Resilience […]

Drivers of Informality in Iraq's Labour Market

New Report Identifies Drivers of Informality in Iraq's Labour Market A new diagnostic report examining the drivers of informality in Iraq's labour market highlights the multiple and wide-ranging factors contributing to informality and the burdens imposed on the formalisation of enterprises and workers in the country. Iraq's private sector, which accounts to roughly 40 per […]

Workshop to Facilitate Job Creation in Iraq

Workshop: National Employment Policy to facilitate job creation and decent work in Iraq A committee, composed of government officials, social partners and other relevant stakeholders met in Amman to discuss the development of a comprehensive national employment policy for Iraq that will facilitate job creation, decent work and social protection for all workers in the […]

ILO workshop on Maternity Protection in Iraq

ILO workshop with tripartite partners sheds light on maternity protection in Iraq A one day workshop funded by the European Union focusing on maternity protection was organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Baghdad on Tuesday (November 2). The workshop, which brought together representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the women's […]

ILO Strengthens Effective Labour Inspection Procedures in Iraq

ILO strengthens capacity of Iraqi inspectors on effective labour inspection procedures A training workshop for labour and OSH inspectors of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Baghdad aimed to strengthen the capacity of inspections in promoting labour regulations and procedures in Iraq. The International Labour Organization (ILO) organised a week-long training for thirty-five […]

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 […]