Iran is dispatching skilled workers to Australia, Canada, Oman, Turkey and Denmark, and has established five support centres in these countries for the workforce, a top official said.
According to Director Mohammad Akbarnia, the director general of workforce management at the Iranian labour ministry, the centres have been established as part of the country’s new initiatives to facilitate the dispatch of workforce abroad.
Akbarnia said a conference was recently held abroad during which Iranian officials made arrangements with the private sectors of the five countries in a bid to pave the way for further dispatch of Iranian workers.
“Given the European countries’ need for further workers, we may send more of them to the countries in the near future,” he said.
Akbarnia said the Islamic Republic plans to establish such support centres for Iranian workers in other states as well, and efforts are underway to obtain the required licences.
The centres in Australia, Canada, Oman and Turkey began their operation one year ago, and the Denmark office was opened recently.
The Iranian workforce abroad can refer to the centres to receive legal help to resolve their problems, he added.
The centres are tasked with finding jobs for workers linked with international recruitment centres in Iran, protecting their rights and resolving the legal problems of Iranians working in these countries.