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Iran Gov't Continues Recruitment Despite Labor Oversupply

The government has 2,279,000 employees, one-30th or 80,000 of them will be out by the end of the year. Plans are to take on 35,000-40,000 people, i.e. half the number of the leaving workforce
Iran Gov't Continues Recruitment Despite Labor Oversupply Iran Gov't Continues Recruitment Despite Labor Oversupply

Vice President of Administrative and Recruitment Affairs Jamshid Ansari says 35,000-40,000 new recruitments will be needed in the current fiscal year (March 2020-21) to meet the needs of government organizations, companies and ministries. 
If you add the new employments by armed forces and non-governmental public institutions like municipalities, the figure will go up to 50,000, he added. 
Ansari noted that organizations with more employees and higher rates of outgoing personnel will naturally have a bigger share of new employees. 
“For example, the Education Ministry, which has nearly a 1-million-strong workforce on its payroll, or the Health Ministry with more than 500,000 employees, or the Agriculture Ministry with close to 70,000 employees, each will recruit fresh blood based on the number of their vacancies,” he told the Persian-language daily Iran.

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