Currently, people with physical disabilities comprise 15 percent of total world population. Nearly 6 thousand people, including 72 thousand children suffer from physical disability in Azerbaijan.
The country joined the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2006 has been taking various measures on a regular basis to support the integration of people with disabilities to the society as full members of the community. Thus, the job fair held on May 5 with the joint support of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population and the UNEC was also aimed to improve the employment of youth with disabilities.
The event brought together various public agencies, local and foreign companies. Azercell Telecom LLC, the leading mobile operator in Azerbaijan, stood out for its active participation. Azercell representatives held information sessions for students with disabilities and informed the visitors about active vacancies in the company. Recruitment Unit specialists provided information about the recruitment process, the Student Bursary and Internship Programs at Azercell, answered a number of questions of the graduates. The students got an opportunity to get information about the existing demand for his/her field of specialization in labor market, build up first relations with employers while the employers had a chance to shortlist potential employees.
Notably, Azercell has provided its contribution to Children’s Paralympic Committee since 2014 with the aim to support the integration of children with various disabilities to the society through habilitation and rehabilitation.
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The leader of the mobile communication industry, the largest taxpayer and the biggest investor of the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996. With 48% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile telecom market Azercell’s network covers 80% of the territory (excluding 20% of the occupied territories) and 99,8% of population of the country. Currently, 4,5 million subscribers choose Azercell services. Azercell has pioneered an important number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, mobile internet services, Metro coverage, 24/7 call centre service, 7 day/week Front Office service, M2M services, one-stop-shopping approach Azercell Express offices, Online Customer Care and Social Media Customer Care services, Mobile Customer Care office, mobile e-signature service “ASAN Imza” etc. Azercell deployed first 4G – LTE services in Azerbaijan in 2012. According to the results of mobile network quality surveys of Global Wireless Solutions company and international systems specialized in wireless coverage mapping such as “Opensignal” and “Testmy.net”, Azercell’s network demonstrated the best results among the mobile operators of Azerbaijan.