Georgian government begins census of unemployed
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 11 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
The Georgian government has begun a census of the unemployed with help of 3000 social workers to resolve the employment problem.
The plan was developed in six points and adopted at a meeting of the Georgian government on Tuesday, new Minister of State for Employment Paata Trapatidze told reporters on Wednesday.
The main stages of the plan include the creation of a complete database of job seekers, an analysis of the data by geographic, age, occupational and repetitive features and determining the legal status of the unemployed, testing and training which as a result, will help people in employment.
The social service agency of the Ministry of Health will carry out the first phase of this plan which includes a census of unemployed by specially prepared questionnaires. Three thousand specialised agents will hold the first phase of the census in 25 cities during the next three months.
According to Health Minister Zurab Chiaberashvili, each family will be visited by social workers and will be able to fill out a card of the applicant on a voluntary basis which will include the data on the family as a whole, as well as its individual members.
In addition to the unemployed, the census also will affect working families in order to further enhance their skills, as well as retirees, regardless of age who see themselves as able-bodied.
"Created databases which will be submitted to the Office of the Minister of State for further analysis, will be used by employers," Chiaberashvili said.