Society • 03 April, 2020

Implementation of Employment Roadmap to cover 7 thousand projects

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Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Birzhan Nurymbetov reported on measures to ensure employment primeminister.kz reports.

According to him, the main instrument to ensure employment will be the new Employment Roadmap, for the implementation of which 1 trillion tenge is provided. The program will cover more than 7 thousand projects. Of these, more than 300 are productive, promising projects that will make it possible to create new permanent jobs.

“242 thousand jobs will be created with a salary of workers not less than 85 thousand tenge. According to the requirements and conditions of the Roadmap, at least 90% must be domestic workers. At least half of the employed workers should be brought in through employment centers with a focus on unemployed youth,” said the minister.

On behalf of the president of the country, young people in the regions who worked in large cities and remain unemployed today can participate in the Roadmap projects. They will be paid lifting in the amount of 85 thousand tenge. To do this, local executive bodies must create mobile points and take measures to attract them to work.

“Today, akimats should ensure the full use of electronic systems of local employment centers when accepting the unemployed. 35% of the projects that will be implemented within the framework of the Roadmap relate to social facilities, 34% are aimed at modernizing the engineering and transport infrastructure, 14% are aimed at solving housing and communal issues, 17% are at the improvement of settlements,” said Nurymbetov.

In the context of regions, from 62 to 1,695 projects were proposed, of which 12% are large productive projects.

“Now akims should maximize the involvement of the population in employment and implement these projects in a timely manner. The Employment program is also being implemented. Additionally, 50 billion tenge will be allocated for the implementation of this program and an additional 136 thousand jobs will be created,”Nurymbetov informed.

In general, the Employment Roadmap this year will help find jobs to more than 600 thousand people.

At the same time, on the instructions of the Head of State, during the period of emergency in the country, a social payment was introduced from the State Social Insurance Fund in the amount of 42,500 tenge to persons who lost their income. These payments can be received by both official self-employed and those working informally. Possible coverage will be up to 3 million workers, taking into account self-employed people working informally, the amount of payments will amount to 127.5 billion tenge per month.

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