Jobs in Kurdistan
Employment Opportunities in Kurdistan
Despite the economic crisis and the high unemployment rates that tantalize the economies of several countries round the world, the positive fact is that there are still a large number of available jobs in Kurdistan and a growing economy. Even these days, Kurdistan region is a safe haven for everyone, hence, a very flourishing economy.
Exploiting Oil and Gas
The Kurdistan Region is blessed with vast amounts of oil and gas and the first steps of its growing economy were based on the exploitation of these reserves by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
The second step for economic growth was attracting Arab and international investments. The attempt was successful and today the three Kurdish governorates, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Duhok, have changed dramatically. They have become important economic centers where people have decent incomes, chances for a better standard of living and quality higher education.
An Opportunity for Everyone
Because of the quite liberal Investment Law in 2006, Kurdistan attracted billions of dollars in foreign investments resulting in the significant development of all sectors and the creation of a large number of vacancies. It was those newly-created jobs in Kurdistan that acted as a magnet not only to local people, but also to Kurds who lived abroad, and to highly qualified expatriates who decided to grab the opportunity for a profitable career.
Today there are great opportunities in the following sectors – and not only:
- Oil and Gas
- Retail and Customer Services
- Café / Restaurant and Management
- Tourism and Hospitality
- Computing, IT and Telecommunications
- Education and Training
- Health, Beauty, and Fitness
- Accounting, Banking and Insurance
- Leisure and Entertainment
- Marketing and Advertising
Organized for the 3rd consecutive year the Kurdistan Careers Fair will take place in Erbil on 26th and 27th November 2014 at the Saad Conference Center. After the success of the previous two fairs, attendance is expected to rise since this is the only recruitment and training fair in the country having served 2,557 jobseekers and 67 employers.
Whether you are a jobseeker or a company looking for new staff the Fair will help you find exactly what you are looking for. The Fair is organized in a highly professional manner and attendees are of significant professional and educational background.
The aim of the Fair is to improve the employment market by introducing discussion panels on how to facilitate the jobseekers’ access to the private sector and make the employment market more transparent and easily accessible to anyone who is looking for a job.
Summary: There are a large number of available jobs in Kurdistan as the three governorates of the Region, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Duhok, enjoy peace, security, stability, and continuous economic growth. For local jobseekers as well as expatriates, there are vacancies in the oil and gas sector, in construction, retail, hospitality, tourism, IT, and a lot more.