Uzbekistan aims to reserve up to 10% of workplaces in organizations
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 12
By Nigar Guliyeva – Trend:
Organizations in Uzbekistan will be reserving up to 10 percent of workplaces for employment of people in need of social protection, who experience difficulties in finding work and unable to compete on the labor market on an equal footing, according to the draft decision of the Cabinet of Ministers “On measures to further improve reserving workplaces for employment of persons in need of social protection and those experiencing difficulties in finding work.”
The draft decision has been presented on the portal of evaluation system of legislative acts of Uzbekistan.
Organizations of all forms of ownership, with an average number of employees of more than 20 people, will have to reserve workplaces for the employment of people in need, according to the decision.
The total number of reserved workplaces will account for up to 10 percent (including at least 3 percent for disabled people) from the average number of employees in Uzbekistan.
Jobs will be reserved by the organizations for single parents and families with many children under the age of 14 and children with disabilities, young people who received profession after graduation from secondary special, professional educational institutions, as well as graduates of universities, who received education in line with state grants.
Jobs will be also reserved for those who served and were discharged from the military service in the Uzbek armed forces, invalids and persons of pre-retirement age (men - from 58 to 60 years old, women - from 53 to 55 years old), persons released from penal institutions or subject to compulsory medical measures by court order, as well as victims of human trafficking.
The official unemployment rate in Uzbekistan was 5.2 percent in the first half of 2017.