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Some 850 citizens joined post-war self-employment program in 2022

16 May 2022 10:41 (UTC+04:00)
Some 850 citizens joined post-war self-employment program in 2022

Some 850 martyrs' families members and war veterans have been involved in the self-employment program in 2022, Azernews reports citing the Labor and Social Security Ministry.

At the initial stage, they were provided with training to acquire knowledge and skills on how to organize and manage a small business. After the training, they were provided with assets in the form of goods, materials, and equipment needed to establish small family farms and businesses in their chosen economic activity.

After the end of the 44-day war, on President Ilham Aliyev's instructions, the Labour and Social Security Ministry carries out large-scale measures of social support to members of martyrs’ families, war veterans and civilians affected by the Armenian aggression. One of the directions of these measures is to create conditions for their access to small businesses through a self-employment program.

It should be noted that last year about 4,300 young people were involved in the self-employment program and created small businesses.

The number of people involved in the self-employment program increased by 13.8 times to 16,232 last year.

Over the past four years and in the first quarter of this year, more than 44,000 people were involved in the program and created small families and businesses.

The paid public works program, which increases employment opportunities for the unemployed and job seekers, has also expanded significantly. Some 56,000 people have been employed through the program.

Within this framework, employment measures were also taken with regard to 11,000 martyrs’ family members and disabled war veterans. Half of them were involved in self-employment programs and were given the opportunity to start a small family farm.

Additionally, more than 2,000 martyrs’ family members and disabled war veterans were hired within the framework of the employment marathon.

The ministry takes consistent measures to provide social support to vulnerable groups of the population, including martyrs’ families, war veterans and civilians affected by the war.

Social support measures taken by Azerbaijan’s Labor and Social Security Ministry covered more than 30,000 citizens, including members of martyrs’ families, war veterans and civilians affected by the Armenian aggression since the end of the 44-day war with Armenia in November 2020.

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