100 thousand people got job under Employment-2020 program

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ASTANA. July 23. KAZINFORM Almost 100 thousand people have been employed during the period of implementation of the program "Employment-2020", Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova said at the Ministry's enlarged board meeting on Monday.

The Minister stressed that 110 thousand people expressed a desire to participate in the program.

"Among those who signed the social contract 66.7% are unemployed, 29.2% are self-employed and 4.5% - from low-income category. More than a half of participants (57%, or 63 thousand people) are young people under 29 years of age," she added.

The head of the Ministry said that almost KZT 100 billion has been allocated for the program. More than half of the budget funds has already been utilized.

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