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Turkey's 2012 budget up, public to employ 90,000

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Turkeys 2012 budget up, public to employ 90,000	While leading European economies are taking austerity measures to face the debt crisis, Turkey plans to increase its 2012 budget and public employment.Turkey plans to increase the size of its 2012 central government budget by 12.25 percent over the 2011 budget in addition to hiring 90,000 more people for the public sector, Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek said yesterday.

Grand Bazaar outdoing all rivals

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bazaarGrand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered bazaars in the world, draws more visitors than any other market in the world, according to the head of the tradesman’s association. Thirty years after its last restoration, the facility is about to receive a new facelift.
The Grand Bazaar employs 25,000 people and features 64 avenues and streets, two covered bazaars, 16 khans and 22 gates containing its 3,600 shops.
Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar continues to be the most visited covered bazaar anywhere in the world, drawing more visitors than any modern or ancient shopping facility, according to the head of the Grand Bazaar Artisans Association.

Turkey to decrease working hours to curb unemployment, minister says

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Turkey to decrease working hours to curb unemployment, minister says	Turkish Development Minister Cevdet Yılmaz has said the government plans to decrease the maximum hours worked per week by three to four hours in order to boost employment, the Sabah daily reported on Monday.
Yılmaz said current legislation on working hours has prevented a decrease in Turkey's unemployment rate. “There is a system which encourages long working hours rather than more employment. This is not sustainable,” he said.

Minister: foreign doctors can work in Turkey

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Minister: foreign doctors can work in Turkey	Speaking at the inauguration of a conference titled "Global Health 2011" in British capital of London on Thursday, Akdag said that currently foreign doctors could not work in Turkey.

Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag said Thursday that they were trying to permit foreign doctors work in Turkey.

Turkey Sends Most Workers To Iraq In 2011

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Turkey Sends Most Workers To Iraq In 2011	According to ISKUR's statistics, 5,526 Turkish workers went to Iraq in the first seven months of 2011 with a 113.6 percent year-on-year rise.
Turkey sent the highest number of workers to Iraq in the first seven months of 2011, according to Turkish Employment Agency (ISKUR).
According to ISKUR's statistics, 5,526 Turkish workers went to Iraq in the first seven months of 2011 with a 113.6 percent year-on-year rise.

The number of Turkish people who went to Iraq to work in 2010 was 5,405.

E-trade Rises, Boosting Employment

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E-trade Rises, Boosting Employment	Employment in the e-commerce sector tripled in the first eight months of the year, according to figures by Kariyer.net, Turkey’s largest human resources platform.

Labor demand in the sector has grown 200 percent in the first eight months of 2011, thus providing jobs for some 2,000 people, Kariyer.net’s data showed. E-trade was thus the sector with the highest growth in employment during the period.

Global downturn reverses brain drain in Turkey

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Global downturn reverses brain drain in Turkey	The recent global downturn led to company mergers, bankrupt firms and layoffs which have forced white-collar workers to make new plans about their lives.
Many white-collar Turkish professionals working in United States and European countries are now seeking ways to return home after the global financial downturn in 2007, human resources experts say.
Years ago, these people, who are armed with degrees from reputable schools, were beckoned by international companies for top positions in Germany, United States, Russia, UK or UAE.

Unemployment Is Not Only An American Problem

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Unemployment Is Not Only An American Problem	Turkey’s unemployment rate fell to 9.9 percent in April. That is good news. The government’s long-term target is 5 percent. To realize this, there will be some changes in the legal framework shaping the labor market. The first attempt might be to introduce an “easy fire, easy hire’’ approach in order to encourage private businesses to employ more. However, the changing nature of unemployment might make these attempts less effective than planned. Let us discuss why.

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