The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation proposed to include in the programme of free retraining the citizens arrived from the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and received refugee status or applied for Russian citizenship.
As specified by the press service of the Ministry of Labor on Thursday, July 21, up to 10 thousand people will be able to use such a support measure.
“By analogy with the employment subsidy programme, it is proposed to include among those who can take advantage of the retraining program, citizens who arrived from the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic, who received a certificate of refugee recognition or temporary asylum in the territory of the Russian Federation and applied for citizenship,” the Ministry of Labour reported.
The Ministry recalled that the programme of retraining citizens for the needs of the local labour market has been implemented since 2020 and is being consistently adjusted. Now the programme can be used by citizens who are at risk of dismissal, unemployed citizens, as well as vulnerable jobseekers in the labor market.
“The results of the last year were high – 75 per cent of citizens who received skills under the programme were able to find a job or open their own business after completing their studies,” the Ministry noted.
It is specified that federal operators, based on the results of career guidance in the employment center, at the request of a citizen, will be able to offer him/her a programme that meets his/her initial qualification. This will significantly reduce the waiting time for the start of training and will allow a citizen to get a quick assistance in finding employment as soon as possible.
As the press service recalled, the total coverage of the retraining programme is 345 thousand people. Each region has its own set of courses, which is compiled based on which specialists are in demand in the local labour market. The duration of the programmes varies from three weeks to three months. To date, about 70 thousand people have started training, and more than 25 thousand citizens have completed it.