Exposing hundreds of fake offices to employ foreign workers in Iraq
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Economy News - Baghdad
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs spotted fake and unlicensed offices claiming to employ foreign workers in Iraq.
The Director General of the Department of Labor and Vocational Training in the Ministry, Raed Jabbar, said that the ministry is coordinating with "the National Security and Intelligence Service and a number of ministries to conduct a database for foreign workers in the country, while it has launched a campaign to refer unlicensed employment offices to the judiciary," according to the official "Al-Sabah" newspaper. .
He explained, "Coordination has been made with representatives of the national security and intelligence agencies, the ministries of transport, electricity, commerce, health, and the Investment Authority for the purpose of establishing a national database for foreigners working in the country," noting that "the number of foreign workers in the country will be restricted by granting them special entry permits and attributes." Companies and projects of the Ministry of Oil. "
He added, "The ministry granted 20 licenses to offices distributed in Baghdad and the provinces."
He pointed out that "hundreds of fake and unlicensed offices and companies have been monitored for the employment of national and foreign workers, working through social networking sites, as well as forming committees from the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs and the Intelligence Service to hold accountable the owners of unlicensed companies and offices and refer them to the courts."
Jabbar pointed out, "The ministry's endeavor to build the capabilities of national workers and job seekers by holding training courses in oil specialties, which are free of charge, in order to put them in oil field projects and industries that need workers with experience and specialization such as those possessed by foreign workers."