Iran announces plans to boost job creation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 15
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran plans to boost job creation by implementing four policies.
Iranian Deputy Labor Minister Hassan Taee said the ministry has prepared a package of plans in this regard, which has been approved by the Supreme Labor Council, Iran's Mehr news agency reported on Dec. 15.
Modifying employment policies, developing data bases, organizing situation of foreign laborers, and sending laborers to other countries are the four new approaches toward boosting job creation, he said.
In Sept., Iranian Labor Minister Ali Rabi'ee said that currently 6 million people are unemployed in Iran. College graduates account of the lion share of the mentioned figure. According to Rabiee the figure will reach 10 million in the next seven years.
The Statistical Center of Iran puts the number of Iran's so-called absolute unemployed at 2.5 million. Based on international standards, the country is currently struggling with a crisis in regards to the unemployment rate of youths (under the age of 30).
Rabi'ee, however, said that currently 22 million people are employed in Iran, promising that the figure would reach 35 million in seven years.
Edited by CN