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Prime Minister hears report on the results of employment assistance in Akmola region

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Today, as part of his working visit to Akmola region, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited the Kokshetau city Employment Center and examined the measures of employment assistance in the region.

During the visit, Bakytzhan Sagintayev examined the operating room. In turn, director of the center Yerik Muratbekov presented a report on the implemented programs of assistance in finding employment for the region’s residents.

In 2017, with the assistance of the center, 706 people were employed, about 90 people received vocational training, 193 were sent for public works, 51 for temporary social work places and another 33 for youth practice.

It should be noted that the Government keeps the issue of ensuring employment at constant control. During his working trips, Bakytzhan Sagintayev regularly draws the attention of local executive bodies and business representatives to the need to create new jobs, especially in economic sectors capable to accept the potentially free flow of workers from other industries.

Also, beginning early 2017, Kazakhstan has been implementing the new Productive Employment and Mass Entrepreneurship Development Program, which includes a number of mechanisms to support people who want to start a business or find a job.

For reference:

In the first quarter of 2017, 7420 people found employment in Akmola region, including 4055 permanent jobs, 4162 temporary and seasonal jobs, and 2066 at the expense of local budgets with paid public works. The unemployment rate was 4.9%.

4.8 billion tenge is allocated for implementing the Productive Employment and Mass Entrepreneurship Development Program.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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