Iran’s labor minister Hojatollah Abdolmaleki has announced plans showing that the government has committed to creating nearly two million new jobs in the country until March 2023.
Abdolmaleki said on Thursday that a target had been set for Iran’s public and private sectors to create some 1.85 million new jobs until the end of the next calendar year.
The minister said the Iranian administration is to implement a new employment charter which could increase the level of coordination between various government departments as they seek to create new jobs in the country.
The announcement came after Abdolmaleki and other senior government officials attended a high-profile meeting of the Iranian government’s Supreme Council of Employment (SCE) led by President Ebrahim Raeisi.
Raeisi said in the SCE meeting that there was a need for an overhaul in the Iranian government’s labor policies.
The Iranian president said that his administration would launch a major job creation campaign that would rely on precise information about unemployed people and their education and job training records.
He said that the government’s policy would be to provide more support for Iran’s private sectors and for the entrepreneurs to help expand the job market in Iran.
“A necessity in the field of job creation is that the private sector should lead the campaign and the government should play its supportive and regulatory role in a proper manner,” said the Iranian president.
The official IRNA news agency said in a report that the SCE had adopted 20 pieces of legislation in its Thursday meeting to facilitate job creation in Iran.