Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his administration has managed to create over three million job opportunities during the past five years he’s been in office, but that’s far behind what the society needs.
In a Monday meeting with the Ministry of Cooperative, Labour and Social Welfare’s officials in Tehran, Rouhani called unemployment the main cause of social problems adding that it is a national responsibility to create jobs.
He further mentioned that his government plans to reduce unemployment rate through boosting knowledge-based companies.
Noting that the employment rate in the government has increased, he added that the country still is far from the number needed.
“At the moment, 300,000 jobs have been created in the field of knowledge-based economy and it will increase to at least 100,000 jobs each year.”
The president emphasised the necessity of increasing non-oil exports according to the current state of the country, mentioning that one of the most important moves in this administration took place in the ministry of agriculture.
“According to the agriculture minister production of aquaculture this year compared with pre-revolution era has increased 40 times, and fish farming in the sea is also a huge, new and valuable move,” he went on to say.
Elsewhere in his remarks President Rouhani highlighted the necessity of appointing youths in different sectors maintaining that the youths are energetic and active and can work without fear.