The Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Marat Khusnullin, believes that it is necessary to attract about 5 million labour migrants to the Russian construction industry by 2024. That is why the specialists of the SuperJob job search service decided to interview representatives of the construction industry about their attitudes towards labour migrants.
It turned out that among the economically active population of the country, only 10 per cent of respondents approve of attracting migrants, while 64 per cent of Russians are against it. They explain their point of view by the fact that “it is necessary to provide jobs, first of all, to the citizens of Russia”. Workers in the construction sector treat the idea even more radically (7 out of 10 people oppose this initiative).
It is specified that in December 2020, representatives of the country’s Ministry of Construction spoke about the need for labour migration to the country. Then, employers from construction companies supported the return of labour migrants more actively (36 per cent then and 32 per cent now). Though those employees of construction organizations who support the import of labour migrants were in the minority already in December 2020 (9 per cent) and now their number is even smaller (6 per cent).