Charity association for entrepreneurship, employment established in Tehran

November 10, 2018

TEHRAN – A charity association supporting employment and entrepreneurship have been launched in the capital, Nematollah Torki, chief of the provincial Planning and Budget Organization has said.

“Identifying employment capacities and job opportunities, and presenting creative ideas for employee bonus programs in state run organizations are among the major objectives of the foundation,” ISNA quoted Torki as saying on Saturday.

The foundation also aims at providing methods and ideas for employee’s talent assessment, developing small businesses, and cooperating with the national and international sales network to sell products made by charitable organizations and entrepreneurs, he added.

He went on to say that the capital’s employment rate is 65 percent in the service-providing sector and 30 percent in the industrial and mining sectors, also agriculture constitute some 5 percent of the total employment rate.  

“In addition, there are some 650,000 business units and 5,000 industrial units, which account for 30 percent of employment rate,” he stated, adding that most of the unemployed migrates from rural areas to the capital due to having the highest rate of employment in the service sector which requires less expertise.

The foundation can play a significant role in revitalizing industries and promoting employment and entrepreneurship, Torki concluded.

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