Ahmadinejad: Iran won't face credit deficit for job creation

Business Materials 29 December 2011 16:17 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 29/ Trend M. Moezzi

While visiting Iran's southwestern Ilam Province, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his government wanted to create 2.5 million jobs despite the obstacles created by opponents, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

Government's opponents contend that the price tag for creating each job is a billion rials (about $89,000), or about $224 billion for Mr Ahmadinejad's target of 2.5 million jobs. Because his administration won't listen to them, Mr. Ahmadinejad's enemies are busy creating obstacles for his jobs plan.

Saying those who were looking for work didn't expect the kind of high paying positions that would bring them fancy cars and villas, Mr. Ahmadinejad contended $22,000 was all it took to create a "useful, respectable" job in Iran.

"One of the most important tasks in Iran is job creation, but some don't have enough faith in God to believe it can be done", the Iranian president said.