Iran plans to yearly send 10,000 workers abroad
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
The Islamic Republic of Iran plans to send 10,000 workers abroad each year, Isa Mansouri, the country’s deputy minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare, said.
Iran currently dispatches less than 2,000 workers to foreign countries, Mansouri said, IRNA news agency reported Nov. 2.
“Given the country’s capacities, the ministry eyes to increase the figure by 500 percent,” he said, adding that training the workforce in terms of various skills, such as foreign language and public relations are among the measures to be taken in this regard.
He further said that Germany, Canada and Australia are among the main destination for sending Iranian workers.
Mansouri added that Ireland is also among those destinations.
“That country needs 2,000-3,000 workers and Iran has recently dispatched some hospitality workers to Ireland,” he said.
Following the removal of international sanctions in January, grounds are prepared for presence of Iranian skilled workers in European countries.
Based on Iran’s fourth and fifth Five-Year National Development Plans, it was planned to send 100,000 workers abroad, however due to sanctions problems only 4,000 workers were sent overseas.
The country expects to use the new conditions following the implementation of the nuclear deal, to send its workforce abroad, in particular to the western countries to overcome its rising unemployment rate.