Labor Ministry: Unemployment will be down to zero by 2016
ERBIL, Aug. 5 (AKnews) – Undersecretary of the Iraqi Labor Ministry Dara Yara said Sunday that unemployment in Iraq will be down to zero in the country by 2016 under a new “strategic plan”.
According to the Labor Ministry’s figures, about 16% of Iraq’s working force is unemployed. “We are working on eliminating unemployment in Iraq and for that purpose we have designed a strategic plan that will be put into effect next week”
Under the plan, the Iraqi labor Ministry will train unemployed people to set up their own businesses by teaching 33 professions.
“These 33 professions have been selected according to Iraqi market’s current need for them, that’s, the unemployed will be trained on a profession that is needed by the Iraqi market”
By Fryad Mohammed