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75 000 people found jobs in 2012

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75 929 unemployed persons registered at the State Employment Agency (SEA) found jobs in the 11 months of 2012. Among them were 21 192 long term unemployed individuals, 13 277 young unemployed individuals and 4 413 individuals in their pre-pension age.

The number of SEA clients that found jobs increased in 2012, according to the data received from the State Revenue Service (SRS) for December. More than 62 thousand individuals received career consultations. 64 384 unemployed individuals and job seekers participated in re-qualification events, as reported by SEA.

The amount of work carried out by SEA branches in personnel selection also increased last year: 12 571 in the 11 months of 2012, which is 40% more than carried out in 2011.

The realization of the ESF “Paid social work in municipalities” project began in January 2012, so that the unemployed individuals would have an opportunity to acquire or maintain their skills. This project welcomed unemployed individuals that do not receive unemployed benefits and have been registered as unemployed for at least six months. Up until the beginning of December there were 11 134 paid temporary jobs created in municipalities, which employed 29 223 unemployed individuals.

519 young people had the opportunity to acquire jobs co-funded by the “Complex support measures” project. 277 contracts were signed with employers for the creation of this initiative.

319 unemployed individuals participated in the “Support for business or self-employment” project in 2012. 274 business plans were submitted for the contest. 85 of them were chosen by experts and supported by SEA. The assessment of business plans included the review of quality and longevity of specific projects, as well as job market conditions and expected use of investment money. Business plans mostly featured proposals for production of textile goods, tourism, accounting, financial services and other fields.

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