AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN CAPITAL IN FAR EAST HELPS OVER 1,500 PEOPLE FIND WORK
12 September 2016
Since its launch a year ago, 120 employers in the region have taken advantage of the agency’s support, according to a press release.
The Agency was created under a Russian government order dated 2 September 2015 for the purpose of providing qualified personnel for companies in Advanced Special Economic Zones, Vladivostok Free Port and investment projects in the Far Eastern Federal District, and of attracting people to the Russian Far East and encouraging them to settle there.
The Agency’s strategy is based on data obtained from analysing 500 investment projects planned for the Russian Far East. According to its statistics, approximately 80,000 new jobs are set to be created in the region by 2021, including 29,700 at businesses in Advanced Special Economic Zones, and 22,000 at Vladivostok Free Port.
“Today, we have a full picture of the development prospects for the labour market; we can see at what stage, in what numbers, and for what projects specialists will be required,” said Agency head Valentin Timakov.
On request from different employers, the Agency recruits specialists, runs career guidance, training and retraining programmes, advises companies on participating in the federal labour mobility programme, and conducts research on the labour market, pay and compensation. Its services are provided free of charge, as a form of government support for employers.
By the end of 2016, it is expected that 4,060 people will have found work at employers in the region.