EghtesadOnline: With current wages, workers run out of money only 10 days into the month, says Ali Aslani, a member of Supreme Labor Council.
EghtesadOnline: The government’s debts to the Social Security Organization, Iran's biggest social insurance company that provides coverage to wage-earners and salaried workers as well as self-employed persons, amounted to 2,944 trillion rials ($11.2 billion) by the end of last fiscal year (March 19, 2020), the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare reported.
EghtesadOnline: The coronavirus has hit hard at an estimated 2.8 million businesses and six million jobs in Iran, according to the director general of Policymaking and Job Department of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare.
EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare has registered a 94% decrease in the number of people filing for unemployment benefits during the month ending May 20 compared with the month ending March 19, according to an official with the ministry.
EghtesadOnline: The Supreme Labor Council has agreed to raise workers’ housing allowance from 1 million rials ($5.6) to 3 million rials ($17), the cooperatives, labor and social welfare minister said.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 12,860 billion rials ($75 million) have been deposited into the Social Security Organization’s Unemployment Insurance Fund, according to the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare.
EghtesadOnline: Vice President of Administrative and Recruitment Affairs Jamshid Ansari says 35,000-40,000 new recruitments will be needed in the current fiscal year (March 2020-21) to meet the needs of government organizations, companies and ministries.
EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare’s Statistics and Strategic Data Center has recently published a special report on child population, literacy and labor in Iran.