EghtesadOnline: Employment agencies are important pillars of economies worldwide, but they are in disarray in Iran not because they lack the required skills and expertise, but due to the mismanagement of policymakers, most importantly the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare.
This was declared by Leila Daneshmand, the secretary of the Board of Directors of Iran Center for Employment Agencies.
“The ministry has only provided the agencies with a work permit, and nothing else. There is no support,” she was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.
In the past few months, lobbyists have prevented employment agencies from taking over the so-called “comprehensive work relationship system”—a system aimed at linking employers with potential employees, according to Financial Tribune.
Both people looking to hire and people looking for work would sign up in the system and the system should help match the right worker with the right company. The system, which was to be handed out to the private sector, namely employment agencies, is going to be run by public service offices instead.