Iraqi ministry starts job creation program in northern Iraq
Iraq’s Ministry of Municipalities & Public Works is expanding its job creation program to the northern governorates of Dohuk, Erbil, and Suleimaniyah, stated a press release.
The Ministry’s program employs tens of thousands of Iraqis to clean their neighborhoods of trash, sewage, and rubble. The program was first initiated earlier this month in 11 of Iraq’s 18 governorates.
The Ministry began the job creation program earlier this month with support from the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). All workers earn 4,000 Iraqi dinars per day ($), paid every two weeks. Supervisors manage ten to 15 workers and receive ID 5,000 per day.
The three other northern governorates and Baghdad will be rolling out their programs in November, making the job creation program complete nationwide. Workers and supervisors employed in the program will also be filling out a Minister of Labor form that could provide them with future job opportunities or vocational training. — (menareport.com)
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