Selakovic: More than 50,000 people employed in 2022
In 2022, more than 50,000 of our citizens were employed in Serbia, which is great success and proof that Serbia is going in the right direction, said Minister of Labour and Employment Nikola Selakovic.
He stated that such employment took place owing to active measures, growth in productivity of the economy, new investments, and he pointed out that success was even greater in the ambience of the global and geopolitical crisis.
Increased employment demand indicates that Serbia is moving in the right direction, Selakovic said after signing an agreement with the National Employment Service.
Selakovic also stated that over 35,000 workers from abroad were imported to Serbia last year, which showed change on the labour market.
The signed agreement on the performance of the National Employment Service defines the objectives, methods, activities and resources that will lead to the employment of over 21,200 people in 2023.
From labour exporting country, we became labour importer
Selakovic stated that RSD 6.85 billion was allocated for active employment measures
Active employment policy in Serbia has been serious since 2014 with the arrival of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, he said. He stated that in the 3rd quarter of 2022, there were 8.9 percent of unemployed people in Serbia, and in 2012 – 29.5 percent.
From the exporting country, we have become an increasingly big importer of labour force, he said, emphasizing that the National Employment Service would start campaigning towards cities and municipalities that co-finance measures, and employers, in order to give an equal chance to everyone to use measures and receive assistance.
In the measures of active employment policy in the future, the law on social entrepreneurship that we have adopted is important, especially for hard-to-employ groups, the minister said. He pointed out that these were people over 50 and 55 years of age, women especially from vulnerable groups, and victims of domestic violence.
NES Director Zoran Martinovic said there would be 13 public calls, most of which would last until the end of November. He added that the funds were mainly intended for the real private sector, except for public works and professional internships.
He announced that the measures would focus on the categories that were difficult to employ. Most of the money is earmarked for training and education, as a third of the people registered in NES are unskilled or semi-skilled, he said.
Izvor: RTV, Tanjug
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