Rabiee told the reporters that in the past, sending out the country's workforce abroad did not come with positive connotations, rather being considered as a negative aspect of emigration. Meanwhile, "studies reveal that currently we do not have proper share of international labor markets,” he explained.
Noting that the problem is mostly rooted in issues including the sanctions and Iranophobia, the minister pointed to illegal job employment centers sending non-professional labor force abroad as another factor negatively influencing the workforce issue.
Rabiee said efforts to negotiate with the labor ministers of destination countries are underway and said the ministry presided by him has sent out a total of 5000 workforces abroad the current year.
Addressing the employment of Iranian workforce in Persian Gulf countries, Oceania, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Southwest Asia Rabiee said construction, nursing, oil and gas, petrochemicals and engineering sectors are ready to send out workforce overseas.