07 June 2022, 10:57
At the government session chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov, measures to ensure employment of the population were considered.
Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Tamara Duisenova, akims of Aktobe and Kostanay regions Ondasyn Urazalin and Archimed Mukhambetov, as well as the Chair of the Board of the Eurasian Group LLP Serik Shakhazhanov and the Head of the KamaTyresKZ enterprise under construction Alexander Smyshlyaev made presentations on this topic.
According to Duisenova, the national labor market was affected by demographic changes and the volatility of the world economy. The biggest change in this area is associated with the emergence of a new stream of labor.
“Today, a generation born after the 2000s is growing up. More than 300,000 young people enter the labor market every year. Consequently, the qualitative structure of the labor force is changing. Already today, 60% of the workforce is made up of millennials and generation Z,” said the head of the Ministry of Labor.
Tamara Duisenova also noted that according to expert data in Kazakhstan, up to 500 thousand people are employed on various kinds of online platforms. This format of work is convenient for the population, but its main drawback is the lack of social protection.
Given the situation, the Ministry of Labor has developed a pilot project to attract citizens employed on online platforms to the social protection system.
According to Duisenova, the recognition of platform employment will protect the labor and social rights of citizens while maintaining a favorable regime.
The Head of Government supported the project and added that the measures proposed in it should not burden users with bureaucracy and additional burden.
Summing up the results of the discussion, Alikhan Smailov noted that on behalf of the Head of State, measures to promote employment have been significantly strengthened this year. Thus, the terms and wages of participants in the youth practice and the “first job” project have been increased.
For young people and socially vulnerable segments of the population, the amount of grants for starting a business has been doubled (up to 400 MCI). Over the first 5 months of this year, more than 146 thousand Kazakhstanis were covered by employment measures. By the end of the year, it is planned to employ more than 500 thousand people within the framework of state support. In addition, for vacancies provided by employers, citizens will be able to find a job on their own through the Electronic Labor Exchange.
At the same time, the Head of Government noted, the most important issue is the creation of permanent jobs.
“This year, as part of the implementation of national projects, about 270,000 permanent jobs should be created. And this plan must be achieved,” Alikhan Smailov emphasized.
He noted that teaching the basics of entrepreneurship proved to be an effective tool for providing employment. Last year, more than 33 thousand people were trained, of which 15 thousand opened their own business.
At the same time, business processes for teaching the basics of entrepreneurship and providing grants through the Single Portal of Entrepreneurial Initiatives business.enbek.kz were automated.
Alikhan Smailov stressed that, in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, starting this year, the effectiveness of the work of state bodies, akims of all levels will be assessed based on the achievement of KPI to create new jobs.
In this regard, the head of the Government announced a number of relevant instructions.