Employment Roadmap in Kazakhstan to implement over 7,000 projects
At least 90 percent of goods, works and services must be purchased from domestic producers, and half of the employees must be recruited through employment centers. The preference must be given to the young people who are looking for a job. In addition, contractors must not forget about sanitary standards and ensure safe working conditions at the sites. These are the new requirements that must be observed when implementing the Employment Roadmap and which have been updated in accordance with the instructions of President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Thus, 7,000 new projects will be implemented in the country this year. The amount of money allocated for their implementation is impressive and is equal to one trillion tenge (US$2.4 billion). More than 300 of them are potential projects that will create new permanent jobs in the future. The lion’s share of the work has already been launched. 6,295 projects in the regions of Kazakhstan have already started. 148,000 people will receive the source of income and the opportunity to earn money – half of them through employment centers. The authorities formed an interdepartmental commission on employment in order to coordinate the activities of responsible organizations.
The relevant ministry is already summing up preliminary results of the work that was carried out - nearly half of more than 217,000 people employed in the first six months under the ‘Yenbek’ state program have a stable source of income. In addition, 3,019 people or 853 families relocated from the southern regions of the country in order to increase the mobility of labor resources.
As of July 1, 7,200 people were sent to short-term training courses. 342 Kazakh citizens completed the training and 148 got new jobs. In total, 18,800 people will complete the courses by the end of the year. Another 30,000 job seekers will master the basics of entrepreneurship under the ‘Bastau Business’ (Start Business) project.
In other words, the state supports businesses, and entrepreneurs provide new jobs to those who need it. Since the beginning of the year, nearly 4,000 microcredits in the amount of 17.6 billion tenge (US$42.6 million) have been issued under the state program for the development of mass entrepreneurship. In addition, program participants will receive more than 24,000 grants in the amount of 200 monthly calculation indexes (MCI), equivalent of 555,600 tenge (US$1,345) for the implementation of new business ideas. To date, more than 10,000 of such grants have already been allocated.