NEWS AND EVENTS
January 29, 2014
Employment in Spotlight
The review report of President Islam Karimov at the extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers last week stressed that the creation of new jobs and employment had always been and would be in the spotlight.
Annually, Uzbekistan accepts employment program aimed at the rational use of labor resources. Last year, for example, it provided for the creation of about 973 thousand jobs. Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare and other departments conducted monitoring, which revealed some shortcomings in its implementation, but allowed to give practical help to mobilize all the reserves in this matter.
This year’s program includes creation of nearly one million jobs in seven main areas.
“Increased investment in the economy, expansion of benefits for small businesses, allocation of loans by commercial banks to entrepreneurs will strengthen the financial basis for the creation of new jobs,” said Erkin Avezov, senior official at the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare.
“One of the main focuses will be the further development of private entrepreneurship, small and micro enterprises, where more than 482 thousand people are expected to find job. Expansion of home-based work will provide employment for more than 221 thousand citizens, primarily to women with children.
In 2014, more than 570,000 graduates of professional colleges and universities will come to the job market for the first time. Each city and region is developing special programs for their employment. This important work will involve ministries and departments, local authorities, businesses and organizations. Everything will be done to involve younger generation in the national economy.
Successful implementation of the job creation and employment program will contribute to the development of the job market in our country and to further improvement of the welfare of the people.
(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)