Ilsur Metshin: “The labor market has managed to survive, the predicted collapse has not happened”
In Kazan, the unemployment rate is 0.49% and reached a historic low at
the beginning of 2023. This is one and a half times lower than last year. At
the same time, the number of vacancies is growing, there are 5 job offers per
one applicant. Timur Mullin, Director of the Employment Center of Kazan, reported
about it at the Business Monday meeting.
Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin noted that the situation on the labor market
during the year was challenging due to the withdrawal of foreign companies, introduction
of new logistics chains, the establishment of new business ties. “The collapse,
as experts predicted, has not happen. The market has survived, the situation
has improved,”- the head of the city drew attention.
Addressing the director of the Kazan Employment Center, I. Metshin
suggested working more closely with business representatives to build partner
relationship in staff search. “We need to find formats of interaction in order
to meet not only in the employment center, but such as the Made in Kazan forum,”-
the Mayor noted.
In 2022, 279 companies in Kazan changed their employment structure. In
particular, 125 employers released 513 people, 1,200 employees of 91
enterprises worked in part-time employment. The peak of the maximum part-time
employment was in the second quarter: almost 2 thousand people worked part-time
or were on vacation at their own expense. At the end of the year, 209 companies
restored the production and returned to full employment mode.
In addition, due to the sanctions, the number of vacancies in tourism
and hotel business, construction, transport and logistics, healthcare and trade
has decreased. Along with this, the number of jobs in industrial companies, IT,
science and technology, education and culture has increased. According to the
forecast for 2023, the demand for specialists in these industries will continue
“Kazan is an industrial city, today workers are in demand at aircraft
manufacturing, chemical and petrochemical enterprises. Thanks to the government
order, many enterprises have increased production. The trend will continue this
year, so there will be a lot of work,”- Ilsur Metshin emphasized and thanked
the federal government for the assistance provided to enterprises.
Так, работодателям были
предоставлены субсидии на 52 млн рублей, в том числе на частичную оплату труда
более тысячи работников (41 млн рублей), а также за трудоустройство 392
безработных граждан (11 млн рублей). В этом году поддержку продолжат оказывать,
а служба занятости готова принимать заявки от работодателей.
Another activity is the retraining of employees under the Employment
federal project of the Demography national project. More than 4 thousand Kazan
residents have been trained, 90% of them are employed, the speaker said.
According to him, the most popular areas are IT, marketplaces, SMM management,
Internet marketing, business planning and entrepreneurship, pedagogy and
With the assistance of the employment center, 1,187 Kazan residents
received vocational training and additional vocational education, another 2,487
people received psychological assistance.