A New Project to employ 1000 People was Announced by Rwanga Foundation.

Thursday, December 8, 2022 5:45 PM

Erbil, KRI (December 8, 2022) – Rwanga Foundation held an event to announce a new project for employing 1000 people all over KRI. 

This project is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) project “Employment Promotion for IDPs, refugees, returnees and socially deprived households in host communities (P4E – Prospects for Employment)”in partnership with Rwanga Foundation.

The announcement ceremony of the project was held in the presence of 66 company representatives, Mr.Nazmi Musa, Deputy Director General of Labor and Social Security, and Taib Kazho, Director of Erbil Industrial Development. At the beginning of the ceremony, Abdulsalam Medeni, CED of Rwanga Foundation. Awin Latif, Technical Advisor at GIZ, and Mr.Nazmi Musa, Deputy Director General of Labor and Social Security gave speeches. Then the project and its objectives were presented to the company representatives. At the end of the ceremony, discussions were held with the representatives of the companies, and all their questions about the project were answered by the project team.

The project is essentially focused on providing technical support for the implementation of employment creation and promoting employment for youth and women. Most opportunities for long-term employment will be concentrated in various sectors of the labor economy, such as manufacturing, utilities (electricity, gas), wholesale and retail trade, education, private firms, agriculture, and any other related sectors of industries.

The main purpose of this project is to tackle the issue of unemployment and consequently minimize its impact on the current Economical challenges. 

For this purpose, Rwanga Foundation identifies job seekers for the companies that have job vacancies and/or apprenticeship vacancies. In addition, the project supports companies by making a monthly contribution of 205,000 IQDs to the employee's salary for 6 months - thereby reducing the cost of hiring and maintaining employees and apprentices. And the remaining amount of the salary is to be paid by the company.