Russia: employment of people with disabilities to increase by 10%
The Russian Federation’s Council of Ministers plans to increase the employment of people with disabilities by 10%
This is part of an action plan to increase the employment rate of people with disabilities for 2023-2024.
On 11 December, Russia’s Prime Minister, Mikhail Minushtin, approved an action plan to increase the number of people with disabilities in employment by 10% compared to this year. By the end of 2024, employment centres will be able to help at least 70% of disabled job seekers to find work.
In addition, regional authorities have until the end of the year to agree targets for hiring disabled people who have received higher or specialist secondary education and to develop a list of professions that are open to disabled people with secondary vocational education.
Minushtin stated that the updated plan will help “people with special needs or disabilities to feel more independent and self-reliant and not left alone to dwell on their problems”.