Each firm should hire one jobless person, says Turkish leader

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on May 4, 2016Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday came up with a novel scheme to rein in the country’s high unemployment levels, saying that every company should take on one unemployed person. Turkey’s main private sector organisation, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), has around one-and-a-half million members, Erdogan said in a speech to business leaders. “If each member takes on one person… that would mean work for 1.5 million unemployed people” said Erdogan.

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