360,000 jobs to be created in Tehran

Business Materials 7 July 2011 13:57 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 7 /Trend/

More than 360,000 jobs will be created for Tehran citizens this solar year (started on March 20, 2011), Fars News Agency reported, quoting Tehran's Governor Morteza Tamaddon.

"We created 250,000 jobs last solar year (ended on March 20, 2011) and this year we hope to create more than 360,000 jobs in Tehran," he said.

Job are being supplied by the Maskan e Mehr housing section where 45,000 housing units will soon be developed, meaning the development of jobs in construction, he added.

The Statistical Center of Iran reported that the country's springtime unemployment rate was 14.6 percent.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised to create 2.5 million jobs and solve unemployment problems by the end of the solar year.

The International Monetary Fund forecasted zero-percent economic growth in Iran in 2011.

Iran includes even those with only an hour of work per week on the list of people who are employed. According to international standards, an employed person should have a minimum 48-hour work week.