15 December 2009, Tuesday, 17:44

Murtaza Rakhimov: “We have to pass from words to deeds”

author: Galya Nabieva | photo: Oleg Yarovikov

Development of labor market and the measures on provision of population’s employment have become the subject-matter of today’s meeting of the Council under Plenipotentiary of Russian President in Volga federal region. For the first time Gregory Rapota held the meeting in video-mode. Heads and representatives of federal ministries and departments and governors of the regions in the staff of Volga federal district have taken part in the meeting. President RB Murtaza Rakhimov also took part in its work.

“We have to pass from words to deeds, opening new workplaces and raising such branches of industry as light and medical industries” – President RB said – “These steps will help to improve the situation in the labor market. It is too hard to modernize local production only at the expense of the enterprises’ earnings – they need federal support first of all”.

The situation in the labor market of Volga federal district was under consideration at the meeting. The anti-crisis measures contributed to lowering of intenseness but the problems of unemployment demanded close control. At present time 376 thousand unemployed people are registered in Volga federal district. The largest number of unemployed falls on May 2009. Thanks to the additional programs on lowering the intenseness in the labor market the authorities managed to improve the situation. These are the programs on assistance to development of business, retraining and re-qualification. But these are the temporary measures and they don’t lead to further economical progress.

As it was stated at the meeting, the problem of population employment in mono-towns and at system-forming enterprises still remains sharp. Thus, the share of young people and graduates in the unemployment structure makes 30%.

Perfection of the active legislation, the rise of competitiveness at local enterprises, state support for system-forming enterprises and mono-towns and additional measures on job placement for young people were called among the measures, able to normalize the situation.

The next meeting of the Council under Plenipotentiary of Russian President in Volga federal district will take place in March 2010 in Kirov.