Tehran, Iran, April 29
The Director General of the Iran's Ministry of Labor announced talks with Romania, Bulgaria, South Korea and Japan to send the workforce, saying that about 5,000 workers are targeted to be sent to these countries this year.
"Since last year, certain measures were taken for the deployment of the Iranian workforce abroad. Following the talks with the Germany and Croatia, a call for the deployment of the workforce to these countries was issued,” Director General of the Ministry of Labor Mohammad Akbarnia said, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency.
“Moreover, talks are underway with ambassadors of other countries, which are applicants of Iranian labor force,” he added. Referring to the notice on dispatching labor force to Germany he said that the country needs more than 250,000 foreign workers annually. “Germany has not any restrictions in deploying foreign labor force such as Iranians.”
In his words, Office of Guidance and Support for Iranian Workers in Germany was set up in co-ordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to register eligible applicants for employment in Germany and manage their interviews. “One of the requirements for foreign labor force in Germany is knowledge of German language at level B1,” he said. “Those who meet the necessary requirements will be registered and interviewed with German employers through the newly established Office of Guidance and Support of the Workforce.”
He added that Croatia planned to receive more than 50,000 foreign workers from various countries including Iran. “The officials of the Croatian Employer Association recently visited Iran to recruit 300 workers at the first stage,” Mohammad Akbarnia said. “About 10,000 people were registered to be dispatched to Croatia.”
The official announced that the talks on sending labor force to other countries are underway with Romania, Bulgaria, South Korea and Japan. "Japan needs many foreign workers, but there are a number of obstacles that are yet to be addressed by the Foreign Ministry,” he added. “We hope that at least 5,000 Iranian workers will be sent to other countries.”