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It is planned to employ half a million of self-employed Kazakhstan people in 2018

02 March, 12:58 122
It is planned to employ half a million of self-employed Kazakhstan people in 2018

It is planned that this year 700 thousand new work places will be created in the country.  

More than half a million self-employed Kazakhstan people are planned to be employed for new jobs in 2018. It was said by Vice Minister of Labor and social Protection of Population of Kazakhstan Nurzhan Altaev at the interview to PrimeMinistr.kz.

“We together with Governor’s Offices have developed precise roadmaps on each region that contain the way we will employ and involve these people. Once can observe, that in 2018 Kazakhstan more than 700 thousand vacancies will appear, and those people should take the vacancies. According to the roadmaps, we have agreed with the Governor’s Offices that more than 500 thousand people from our base of self-employed people will take these free workplaces,” the Vice Minister said.

According to him, a roadmap of productive employment and mass entrepreneurship is being implemented, according to which it is planned to train self-employed and unemployed people to do business.

“They will also be offered microloans for doing business. It is certain, one can observe that the number of microloans is not big. Financing is low, but we promote the initiative to increase funds allocated to microloans in the next year. We plan to train about 30 thousand unemployed and self-employed people to do business under the Business Bastau program,” altayev said.

He presented official statistics, according to which more than  400 thousand unemployed people are registered in Kazakhstan. “In general, that is the low unemployment percentage. For instance, this percentage in developed countries of the world is much higher than the percentage in our country. It is at the level of 4.9% in Kazakhstan. On the other hand, we have a great number of self-employed. Together with those unemployed, their number is about 2 million people,” Altayev said.