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Jobs in Iraq


The national flag of Iraq. On 22 January 2008, a new design for the flag was confirmed. The parliament intended that the new design last for one year, after which a final decision on the flag would be made. However, the flag was reviewed in parliament on 30 April 2009 and is now perminent.
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Despite the danger, there is a lot of interest in Iraq job opportunities. Billions of dollars have been allocated to construction and reconstruction projects throughout Iraq. Salaries are high and the lure of making more money that one could sometimes make in years at home is hard to resist.

Some jobs in Iraq start at about $80,000 a year. Others pay more. In most cases, housing and meals are provided. If you work overseas long enough (over 330 days) that income is excluded from United States taxes. Review IRS guidelines for the details.

Iraq job postings are available online and, in many cases, job seekers can apply online for Iraq employment.

Keep in mind though, these opportunities are very competive. Halliburton, for example, has a backlog of applicants interested in Iraq employment. In addition, there are entry and visa restrictions for travel to Iraq and extensive experience and security clearances are required for some positions. So, even though there are jobs listed, the process isn't going to be simple.

Iraq Job Listings

All Iraq Jobs
Database of Iraq jobs and contracts.

Indeed.com Jobs in Iraq
Iraq job postings and employment listings from Indeed.com. Includes security, consulting and other Iraq job opportunities.

Enter Iraq in the "Location" box for a list of available job openings.

Fluor Corporation is one of the world's largest, publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services organizations. Click on Careers, then Iraq jobs.

Halliburton Jobs
Search for job and career opportunities with Halliburton by location and job category.

Indeed.com Iraq Jobs
Iraq jobs from a variety of sources. Current listings include Iraq defense contractor, communications, intelligence, and administrative openings.

Search using "Iraq" as a keyword to generate Iraq job listings.

Humanitarian job positings in Iraq and other countries.

Enter "Iraq" in the Keyword Search box, then click on Search at the bottom of the page for a list of government jobs in Iraq.

State Department: Iraq Jobs
Overview of foreign service jobs, including those in Iraq. 

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