09 December 2022,   20:10
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Purpose of public works is to create temporary jobs and facilitate the integration of long-term unemployed persons into the open labor market - Zurab Azarashvili

The Minister of Health said during his speech in the Parliament that the government-initiated public employment programme for socially vulnerable citizens had given jobs to 23,000 people since March.

“61,000 socially vulnerable citizens had addressed the Ministry for consultations over the programme since March 1, with 27,800 expressing readiness to work and 23,000 already employed.

More than 3,000 people have chosen employment in the open labour market; 4,300 socially vulnerable individuals said they were involved in informal economic activities and expressed desire to make them formal. About 600 people requested professional training and will be offered jobs after completing relevant courses.

The jobs offered as part of the programme - announced by Prime Minister in 2021 and launched in February 2022 - included cleaning of public infrastructure and facilities, construction, prevention of spread of harmful insects and more. The purpose of public works is to create temporary jobs and facilitate the integration of long-term unemployed persons into the open labor market”, - said Zurab Azarashvili.

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