DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN CAPITAL TO BE DISCUSSED AT THE EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM
30 June 2016
An Interregional Conference has been held in Yakutsk to discuss creating highly-skilled jobs and providing net enterprises with personnel, according to the Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East.
One of the topics covered by the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) will be development of human capital, stated Vladimir Solodov, Deputy Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District during the Development of Human Capital in the Far East Conference. The Forum plans to hold a panel discussion entitled ‘Securing human resources for investors: “a turnkey solution”’.
Participants in the conference stressed that the Far East was short of manpower, including as a result of the low population density. Over 30% of workers are in the unofficial sector of the economy. Other problems the region faces include, according to the experts, the fact that those who finish higher educational and secondary specialized educational institutions do not comply with employers’ requirements and the outflow of specialists to other part of the country.
In the specialists’ opinion, the Far East is not attractive enough for workers from other regions, so it faces the important task of improving the quality of life in and the image of the Far Eastern regions.
According to Valentin Timakov, Head of the Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East, the new economic development of the region presupposes a substantial rise in employment in a number of sectors. By 2021, over 27 thousand jobs will be created in new enterprises in Advanced Special Economic Zones (ASEZs) and about 20 thousand in Free Port of Vladivostok. Most needed are specialists in such sectors as logistics and metal ore extraction, fish processing and the food industry, shipbuilding and coal and peat mining, plant breeding, petrochemical and gas refining.
The Agency is already involved in supplying skilled personnel for organizations operating in ASEZs and Free Port of Vladivostok: 87 agreements have been signed with Far East employers. In 2016, it is planned to engage 4060 specialists for ASEZs resident companies and Free Port of Vladivostok in implementation of investment projects, too.
“The aim of all our work consists in people and human capital development. Population stabilization and development of quality human capital are our ultimate goal. The first priority is to retain the best people in the Far East – the most active graduates, qualified professionals that are in demand,” noted Vladimir Solodov, Deputy Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District.