432 persons with disabilities have been involved in vocational training by the ministry
Promoting access to the labour market and ensuring employment of persons with disabilities is one of the main directions of active employment measures undertaken by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
As a continuation of the work carried out in this direction, in 2017, 461 persons with disabilities were provided with suitable jobs by the State Employment Service under the ministry. Some of them were provided with jobs allocated on quotas in enterprises on the basis of «The rule on applying quotas for citizens who need special social protection and have difficulty in finding a job» of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Also, 45 of citizens involved in paid public works were registered as persons with disabilities.
Within the framework of the self-employment program, last year, assets (goods and materials) were given to unemployed and job seeker, their small family farms were established, that 60 people of them were persons with disabilities.
The professional rehabilitation of the mentioned persons is of particular importance in raising their employment opportunities and access to labour market. For this purpose 432 persons with disabilities have been involved in vocational training in the last one year. Vocational training and further education courses have been organized by the State Employment Service for 82 people of them on occupations accordance with the requirements the labor market.
Other 350 people have been involved in vocational training in the Vocational Rehabilitation Center for young people with disabilities No. 1 of the State Social Protection Fund under the ministry. Young people admitted to vocational training in different regions of our country have been provided with dormitory, dining, medical-physiotherapy service and etc. at state expense, during their professional training. They also have been involved in various rehabilitation measures aimed at their integration into society actively by the Center. Persons who have completed the vocational courses have been provided with certificates.
Recall that in 2017, 47.9 thousand unemployed and job seeker citizens have been provided with suitable jobs by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population, vocational training courses for 3910 people have been organized by the State Employment Service (3560 people) and the Vocational Rehabilitation Center for Young People with Limited Health.