The Office of the Supreme Leader

Supreme Leader Announces General Employment Policies

After consulting with the Expediency Council, Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution announced general employment policies to the heads of the three braches of the government, the head of the Assembly of Experts and the chairman of the Guardian Council. The following is the full text of these policies:

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

General employment policies

1. Promoting and strengthening the culture of hard work, production and entrepreneurship. Promoting and strengthening consumption of domestic products as an Islamic and national value by utilizing the educational system and the domestic public relations system.

2. Training expert, skilled and efficient manpower according to the needs of the current and future labor market. Improving entrepreneurship capacities through the educational system of the country. Combining education with skill and attracting cooperation of economic enterprises in order to utilize their capacities.

3. Creating stable job opportunities through developing technology, knowledge-based economy and foresight about the developments related to these areas on a national and global level.

4. Creating a comprehensive database for the labor market.

5. Improving business environments and the indices related to these environments (political, cultural and judiciary environments, the macro economic environment, the labor market, taxation and infrastructure). Supporting private and cooperative sectors. Encouraging competition by reforming the related laws and regulations within the framework of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

6. Attracting technology, capital and financial resources, exchanging manpower and gaining access to foreign product and service markets through effective and constructive interaction with countries and organizations of the region and the world.

7. Coordinating and stabilizing monetary, financial, currency and trade policies and regulating economic markets with the aim of reducing the unemployment rate as well as improving efficiency of production elements and increasing production.

8. Paying increased attention to supporting investment, production and productive employment in private and cooperative sectors when distributing cash subsidies.

9. Expansion and optimal use of economic capacities that enjoy an advantage, such as tourism and transportation.

10. Supporting the establishment and development of partnership funds in order to commercialize ideas. Supporting newly established, small and innovative companies.

11. Offering effective support for the unemployed in order to increase their capabilities with the aim of helping them achieve stable employment.

12. Paying special attention to reducing the unemployment rate in provinces with above-average unemployment.

13. Creating a balance between wage increase and improving manpower productivity.

Sayyid Ali Khamenei
Tir 28, 1390

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