More foreigners looking to work in Turkey

The number of foreigners trying to obtain work permits to work in Turkey is on the rise year on year. New data released by the Labour Ministry shows that a total of 16,890 foreign workers applied for Turkish work permits in 2011, up from 14,201 applications in 2010 as working in Turkey becomes an ever … Continue reading

Turkish exports up in May

Data released has shown that Turkish exports were up 7.3 percent in May compared with the same period last year to reach 11.8 billion USD in total. Figures released by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) show that in the first five months of 2012, Turkey has exported a total of 59.8 billion USD worth of … Continue reading

Unemployment in Turkey drops to 10.4 percent

employment in Turkey

Data released has shown that unemployment in Turkey levels has dropped to 10.4 percent in the three months leading to March – better than the 11.5 percent level of unemployment in the same period in 2011. A survey of more than 90,000 people found that the total number of unemployment in Turkey fell by 243,000 … Continue reading

One third of people employed in Turkey to be women by 2015

According to Turkey’s Employment Organisation (ISKUR), one out of every three employees in Turkey will be a woman by the year 2015. The new targets for ISKUR reveal a target of 35 percent of workforce positions in Turkey to be held by females by 2015 which was laid out in the organisations Strategic Plan 2011-2015. … Continue reading

Turkish software companies to open office in Silicon Valley

35 Turkish software companies are to open up an office in the famed technology hub city Silicon Valley in California. Director-General of Antalya Technocity, Cihangir Ileri revealed that 35 companies operating in the software sector in Antalya had set up a single company between them to be able to join international tenders. The newly formed … Continue reading