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Women in Civil Service: 40 Afghan women conclude internship program

Forty Afghan women finished a six-month internship program at 15 line departments in Taloqan, Takhar province. The program was aimed at preparing the participants for their professional career and increasing the number of female civil service employees. Financed by the

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Afghan apprentices to receive technical and vocational education countrywide

Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Prof. Rahil Muhammad Formuly, together with Senior Advisor to the President, Dr. Mohammad Qayoumi, officially announced the expansion of reformed technical and vocational education for Afghan apprentices on Wednesday.

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Parwan’s first phase of Green Industrial Park to be inaugurated soon

The first phase of the Green Industrial Park in northern Parwan province is 70% completed and will be inaugurated soon after distribution of land to industry owners. According to the Green Industrial Park’s officials, the development of the park is

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New garment factory employs 150 people in Balkh

A newly established garment factory in northern Balkh province employs 150 people, including 60 women. The factory produces 10,000 meters cloth and 1.5 tons of thread in 24 hours. Factory owner, Haji Baryali Nabizada, said he wanted to flee to

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Job fair held in Herat University

The USAID University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP) held a job fair at Herat University on December 22nd to connect senior students and recent graduates from Herat University with the private sector. Participating students had taken USAID-USWDP’s Soft Skills

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AISA employees go on strike over salary suspension

About 100 employees of the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) went on strike over suspension of their salaries. According to AISA staff, the process of AISA merger into the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) has led to suspension of

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Steel mill in Kandahar creates hundreds of jobs

Investment in a steel mill will create 250 direct jobs and 100 indirect jobs in Kandahar Province. The United Sates Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises Program, procured three-fourths of the emission

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World Bank pledges $1.2mn to support Afghan micro-business

The World Bank (WB) has pledged to donate USD 1.2mn to support Afghan micro-business with cooperation from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled. The program, aimed at expanding Afghan labor markets, involves supporting 2,500 entrepreneurs in three

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Afghan government to launch employment project in 12 provinces

The Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) announced the launch of the second phase of the “employment, maintenance and protection” project in 12 provinces on Sunday. Funded by the United States, Germany, Italy and other donors, the second

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US government provides USD 50mn for job creation program in Afghanistan

The U.S. government is investing an additional $50 million in two on-going projects to stimulate immediate job creation for the Afghan people. “We recognize that the past year has been a difficult time for the people of Afghanistan,” said the

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Afghan Agriculture Ministry creates over 550 jobs in six months

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said in a statement on Wednesday it had created over 550 jobs during the past six months. As per the statement, the newly-hired employees have high-level degrees and the recruitments included both

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President Ghani launches national employment program

President Ashraf Ghani has launched the national employment program amidst thousands of Afghans fleeing to Europe in search of a better life. “The government has obtained some funds for this program and efforts are underway to expand the program. With

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From students to entrepreneurs: Afghan brothers launch family business

Hanan Shah Agha proudly calls himself a full-time motorbike mechanic. It is a marked step up from being unemployed and without prospects, before he graduated from a 78-day vocational training program on motorcycle repair. Both Agha and his brother attended

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USAID’s role in economic development of Afghanistan

Afghanistan continues to face economic hurdles, as it remains one of the world’s poorest countries. Insecurity and corruption threaten efforts to establish an inclusive, growing, and self-sustaining economy that attracts investment, promotes trade and creates jobs. The United States Agency

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Dozens of Afghans found jobs at Herat Job Fair

A mega 2-day job fair was held in Herat province of Afghanistan on June 16-17 by the USAID’s Afghanistan Workforce Development Program (AWDP) in partnership with nine private vocational and business training providers of the Herat Provincial government. The event

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Afghan carpets exported under the shadow of Pakistan

About one million Afghans are involved in the weaving industry in Peshawar, Pakistan out of the four million Afghans residing there. Afghan weavers have chosen to stay in Peshawar, because they can avail from the resources available there to run

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Afghan Mineral Deposits Expected to Provide Jobs, Produce Revenue

Afghanistan is on the cusp of strong economic growth due to a number of factors. A growing middle class has been supported through increasing industrialization and improved stability in the political and monetary systems. The young and energetic population has

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New efforts to create jobs for young Afghans

Afghan Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled said efforts aimed at creating jobs for unemployed young Afghans were underway. Officials said 169 employment standards have been planned for those who have failed the board exam (Kankor) for getting

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Afghanistan’s first iodized salt production factory established

Afghanistan’s first iodized salt production factory has been established in Aibank city of Samangan province. A local businessman from Samangan, Mohammad Hanif Amini, founded the factory with an initial capital of USD 200,000. The factory provides job opportunities to 20

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Afghanistan's first iodized salt production factory established

Afghanistan’s first iodized salt production factory has been established in Aibank city of Samangan province. A local businessman from Samangan, Mohammad Hanif Amini, founded the factory with an initial capital of USD 200,000. The factory provides job opportunities to 20

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Afghan Labor and Social Affairs Minister blames international community for unemployment

The Afghan Minister of Labor and Social Affairs accused the international community for their inattention towards building of infrastructure in Afghanistan, which as a result has caused a rise in unemployment in the country. This comes as Amina Afzali was

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Job affair launched to recruit health workers in Afghanistan’s provinces

The Ministry of Public Health has launched a two-day job affair to recruit workers who have capacity and skills in providing health services in all provinces of Afghanistan. This first ever job affair will provide information regarding vacant posts at

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Job affair launched to recruit health workers in Afghanistan's provinces

The Ministry of Public Health has launched a two-day job affair to recruit workers who have capacity and skills in providing health services in all provinces of Afghanistan. This first ever job affair will provide information regarding vacant posts at

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Afghan mid-level job seekers receive training certificates from AFS

A group of 160 mid-level jobseekers received their graduation certificates after completing USAID-funded training programs in project management, and business communications and employability skills. These demand driven programs were conducted in Kabul by the private sector training organization Afghanistan Financial

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Unemployment in Bamyan on its rise

While many Bamyan dwellers are concerned about the high unemployment in the province, officials have said that providing employment opportunities to everyone is beyond their capability. These concerns come as the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) have left Bamyan.

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