419 war-affected citizens employed within Employment Marathon

16 August 2021 10:00 (UTC+04:00)

By Ayya Lmahamad

The number of members of martyrs’ families and war veterans employed within the Employment Marathon has reached 419, Azerbaijan's Labor and Social Protection of Population Ministry reported. 

The Marathon is aimed at supporting the employment of people affected by the Second Karabakh War.

Of 419 citizens, 322 are war veterans, and the rest are members of martyrs' families.

As of today, the number of employers who joined the Employment Marathon has reached 405, and the number of available vacancies is 1,783.

Of the total number of employers, 245 are engaged in the service sector, 108 in manufacturing, 33 in agriculture and 19 in the construction sector. In addition, some 195 employers work in public institutions, while 210 in private.

Azerbaijan’s Labor and Social Protection of Population Ministry has involved 7,000 citizens, including members of martyrs’ families in an employment program in the post-war period since November 2020. Of them, about 5,100 have been involved in the self-employment program, 515 have been provided with suitable jobs and about 1,000 are involved in the paid public work.

The ministry takes consistent measures to provide social support to martyrs’ families, war veterans and civilians affected by the war. It plans to give about 3,000 apartments and private houses to martyrs’ families and disabled war veterans in 2021, of which more than 1,300 have already been given.

Additionally, 109 veterans wounded in the Great Patriotic War have been provided with 113 high-tech prostheses.

Azerbaijan has allocated over AZN 9 million ($5m) to compensate damages to its citizens who suffered from Armenia's aggression during the six-week war over Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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Ayya Lmahamad is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @AyyaLmahamad

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