45,000 Kazakhs participate in Employment Program 2020

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ASTANA. August 2. KAZINFORM - The results of the first six months of 2013 show that 45,000 Kazakhs are participants in the Employment Program 2020, Minister of Labor and Social Protection Tamara Duissenova said on Thursday, the Prime Minister's web-site reports.

"We summed up the results of the first half of the year. About 45 thousand people are now participants in the program ... Of those who completed the training, based on the data of the last year, about 28,000 people have been trained. 54.7% of them have already found jobs," Duissenova noted.

The Minister added that the work continues on social jobs, youth practice, work on microcredit and employment of the disabled.

"The employment of people with disabilities is not just sending people to employers, but monitoring the procedure of 10% contributions to pension funds. According to the available data, 11% of disabled people have jobs and mandatory pension contributions, social insurance, contributions," the Minister added.

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