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Global Employer of Record in Iraq


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Willing to hire international workforce in Iraq? We are here to help you.

Send us your project details here, and we will be happy to employ your international workforce on your behalf in Iraq in a fast and cost-effective way.

Spotlight on Iraq:

  • Location – Located in Asia and borders with Kuwait, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Syrian Arab Republic.
  • Capital – Baghdad.
  • Population – 39.1 million.
  • Labor force – 42.56 percent (2016).
  • Currency – Iraqi Dinar (IQD).
  • Export – 43442 USD Million (2015). Export commodities: crude oil. Main export partners: USA, China, India, South Korea, France, Japan, Italy and Syria.
  • Import – 39045 USD Million (2015). Import products: machinery, transport equipment, mineral fuels, manufactured articles and chemicals products. Main import partners are Syria, China, USA, Jordan, South Korea, India and Germany.
  • Holidays – New Year’s Day; Iraqi Army Day; Festival of Spring; Labor Day; Sovereign Day; Republic Day. Others: Islamic New Year; Ashurah; Mawlid AI-Nabi; Eid AI-Fitr; Eid AI-Adha; Uprising Day; Liberation of Erbil City; Mustafa Barzani’s Birthday; Kurdish New Year, Spring Equinox; Baghdad Liberation Day; Christmas Day.

More and more global companies are seeing the value of hiring international employees in Iraq to have a presence on this market. With local legislative peculiarities, the challenge is to engage global workforce in a risk-free and cost-effective manner.

With this in mind, Acumen International has designed a global employment, aka International Employer of Record (EOR) payroll solution to help global companies, just like yours, expand their international reach or engage the brightest global talent with their projects. If you are seeking to reinforce your internal team with the expertise of a global talent based in Iraq, if you have already selected a candidate and want him to work for you remotely from Iraq in a legally compliant way, our global employment solution is the way for you to go.

Like every other country, Iraq has its own employment nuances, which must be fully observed to ensure 100% compliance. Trust us to handle the global employment and HR side of your workforce management in Iraq so you are sure that none of these nuances are missed and that your employees are employed and payrolled properly and compliantly.

Employer of Record solution in Iraq

Global Employer of Record is an integrated solution that is designated to help you rise to the daunting challenges of hiring and managing your remote employees in Iraq, which includes:

  • familiarizing with the country’s employment legislation
  • onboarding of employees
  • payrolling employees on a monthly basis in local currency/ies
  • and arranging for visa and work permit if you need to employ expatriate personnel in Iraq

Via a Global Employer of Record solution, Acumen International can employ the selected candidate or candidates on your behalf in Iraq in a record time. We become your trusted partner and guide you through local labor laws thus eliminating any employment risks for you and freeing you from the necessity to go into all legislative specificities or set everything up by yourselves. Also, we will resolve all local labor issues for you, which would give you freedom to focus on your main business objectives.

As part of the benefits of using our international Employer of Record and payroll outsourcing solution in Iraq is that we can organize work permits and business visas in Iraq required for expatriates’ immigration.

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