Today, Wednesday, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs announced the continuation of granting employment loans to the unemployed, while confirming that all groups of society are covered by the ministry's training programs free of charge.
The Director General of Training at the Ministry of Labor, Raed Jabbar Bahed, said, in an interview with the National News Center, that “all groups are covered by the training programs in the training centers and not for a specific person,” noting that “any unemployed person, whether he is a university graduate or No, it is eligible for him to include, free of charge, to develop his capabilities.”
Bahed added, "The courses continue for various specializations and for periods of up to 5 days to 3 months," stressing that "the centers are open to all in Baghdad and the provinces."
He explained, "Previously, financial allocations were granted to those covered, but currently an accredited certificate is granted by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. Currently, the privileges are free of charge for courses only."
And he continued, "The Ministry of Labor imposed on all companies operating in Iraq to employ local workers by 50% at least," noting that "there are inspection committees that visit these companies and impose this percentage, with the violators referred to the Labor Court."
Regarding loans for the employment of the unemployed, Bahed stressed that “the loans are continuing, and a meal was given two months ago,” explaining that “the ministry does not depend on the state budget, but rather is relied on the fund that depends on the money recovered from previous borrowers and recycled to new borrowers.”
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