Min­is­ter: Over 30,000 peo­ple get job since early 2017

Azer News - - Front Page - By Sara Is­rafil­bay­ova

Roughly 31,300 peo­ple got new jobs in Jan­uaryMay 2017, said Salim Mus­limov, the Min­is­ter of La­bor and So­cial Pro­tec­tion of Azer­bai­jan. Mus­limov, ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence on June 20, said that more than 58,000 peo­ple took part in train­ing and ed­u­ca­tional cour­ses dur­ing the same pe­riod.

Roughly 31,300 peo­ple got new jobs in Jan­uary-May 2017, said Salim Mus­limov, the Min­is­ter of La­bor and So­cial Pro­tec­tion of Azer­bai­jan.

Mus­limov, ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence on June 20, said that more than 58,000 peo­ple took part in train­ing and ed­u­ca­tional cour­ses dur­ing the same pe­riod.

“Over the year, the num­ber of peo­ple, who turned to em­ploy­ment agen­cies for work, also dra­mat­i­cally de­creased. As the main rea­son, can be men­tioned mea­sures taken to in­crease the level of em­ploy­ment, which are re­al­ized within the frame­work of the on­go­ing eco­nomic pol­icy. So, 69,250 peo­ple ap­plied to the em­ploy­ment agen­cies in Jan­uaryMay 2017, whereas the index was 141,600 peo­ple in the same pe­riod of 2016," Mus­limov said.

He went on to say that the Min­istry plans to cre­ate an on­line sys­tem for un­em­ployed, through which it will be eas­ier to find a job, fur­ther adding that a sim­i­lar sys­tem will be cre­ated for em­ploy­ers, who are look­ing for em­ploy­ees.

The min­is­ter fur­ther added that the num­ber of la­bor con­tracts con­cluded in­creased by 21,350 since early 2017.

Mus­limov em­pha­sized that in some ar­eas there was a re­duc­tion. Thus, in the fi­nan­cial and in­surance sec­tors, the num­ber of la­bor con­tracts fell by 1,196 units, in the sphere of recre­ation, en­ter­tain­ment and art - by 8,771 units.

The rea­son for such a dras­tic re­duc­tion in the num­ber of la­bor con­tracts in the sphere of art is that many rep­re­sen­ta­tives of art and leisure pre­fer to work as in­di­vid­u­als, hav­ing re­ceived a value added tax iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­ber (VOEN) on an in­di­vid­ual ba­sis, ac­cord­ing to him.

The Min­is­ter men­tioned that the num­ber of pen­sion­ers in Azer­bai­jan in­creased by 15,281 peo­ple or by 1.2 per­cent, amount­ing to 1,315,227 peo­ple as of Jan­uary 1, 2017.

The av­er­age monthly amount of pen­sions in­creased by 8.2 per­cent, as com­pared to the year be­fore and reached 192 man­ats ($112).

He went on to say that the gov­ern­ment over­ful­filled the fore­casts for col­lect­ing com­pul­sory so­cial in­surance con­tri­bu­tions by 103 per­cent, fur­ther adding that the min­istry plans to col­lect about 100120 mil­lion man­ats ($59-70 mil­lion) by the year end.

As for Azer­bai­jan’s elec­tion as a mem­ber of the Gov­ern­ing Body of the ILO, the min­is­ter said that this is an­other man­i­fes­ta­tion of the high value given by the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to suc­cess­ful re­forms car­ried out in the so­cio-eco­nomic sphere in Azer­bai­jan.

Azer­bai­jan has the right to be rep­re­sented in the Gov­ern­ing Body of the or­ga­ni­za­tion for the first time in 25-year pe­riod as a mem­ber of the ILO.

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