December 22, 2021 17:21 (UTC + 04: 00)
By Ayya Lmahamad
The Azerbaijani National Employment Agency under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection and the Azerconnect company, one of the largest employers in the ICT market, signed a memorandum of understanding.
The document was signed by the chairman of the agency’s board, Mustafa Abbasbayli, and Azerconnect chief executive, Emil Masimov.
Within the framework of the agreement, the parties will cooperate in the fields of activities of the agency and projects of mutual interest.
At the same time, cooperation will be established with Azerconnect on providing vocational guidance and training, improving the knowledge and skills of the unemployed and job seekers in line with the demands of the labor market.
The document also foresees the preparation of proposals for the development of corporate social relations and the support of Azerconnect within the framework of the âemployment marathonâ for the employment of family members of martyrs and ex-combatants. It also envisages the implementation of relevant activities, joint innovation projects, events and forums.
At the same time, the protocol provides for the implementation of various incentives, including the implementation of programs and projects by the agency to stimulate interest in additional job vacancies and the creation of social enterprises for people with special social protection needs and difficulties in finding jobs.
In addition, it is considering further assistance from Azerconnect to support and develop the activities of those involved in active employment programs, provide internship opportunities with the company, and assistance in providing relevant jobs to those following a professional training.
Previously, it was reported that the National Employment Agency involved 14,200 people in the self-employment program in January-November 2021. In total, the agency provided jobs to 74,203 unemployed and job seekers. during the first 11 months of the year.
The agency and the ministry are taking consistent steps to provide social support to vulnerable groups of the population, including the families of martyrs, ex-combatants and civilians affected by war.
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