Iran’s occupational centres to create 250,000 job opportunities
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.29/ Trend F.Karimov/
Occupational centres in Iran plan to create 250,000 opportunities for job seekers in the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21, the Fars News Agency quoted Iranian labour ministry official Ali-Akbar Labbafi as saying.
Statistics show that some 70 per cent of the goal has materialised so far, he added.
Considering the country is under the international sanctions, we are planning to dispatch job seekers to other countries, he noted.
The administration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cancelled an employment plan enacted by former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Mehr News Agency reported.
The plan, dubbed as Mehr Afarain, aimed to employ 500,000 people in government organisations.
Over 542,000 job opportunities were created in Iran during the past eight years, IRNA reported citing Statistical Centre of Iran (SCI).
According to the SCI report, Iran's unemployment rate stood at 12.2 per cent in the previous calendar year which ended March 20, the IRNA News Agency reported.
The country's unemployment rate was 11.5 per cent in the Iranian calendar year of 1384 which ended March 20, 2005.
During the past eight years some 33,622 people have become unemployed.
The unemployment rate in Iran stood at 12.2 per cent last year showing a 1.2 per cent fall compared to its preceding year, the statistical centre of Iran reported.
Some 400,000 people found work in Iran last year which ended on March 19. The government announced over 1.6 million job opportunities were created last year, the Mehr News Agency reported on June12.