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|A meeting of the Commission consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the State Migration Service and the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan was held in order to prepare proposals for the determination of the quota of labour migration in our country. At the meeting speeches of representatives of bodies represented in the Commission, as well as the social partners (the Confederation of Trade Unions of Azerbaijan and National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers’) Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic were held. The information about predictions on demographic development, labour market, existing labour force requirements in the economy, vacancy base, labour resources potential, and the restrained workers was presented; opinions and suggestions on the preparation of quotas for the determination of the labour migration quota for 2018 were voiced.
A presentation on the work carried out on the project “Demand for foreign labor force in the labour market of Azerbaijan”, jointly implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population and the International Center for the Development of Migration Policy, was developed to improve the mechanism of applying the labour migration quota.
Chairman of the Commission, minister of labour and social protection of population of the Republic of Azerbaijan Salim Muslumov emphasized increasing the effectiveness of regulating labour migration processes, setting up these jobs in line with the principle of rational use of local labour resources and the overall development of the country is one of the main objectives of the state migration policy.
S.Muslumov brought to the attention that labour migration quota are determined through analysis of information, predictions on demographic development in the country, the situation in the labour market and the employer’s requirements, the country’s labor resources and etc.
The minister noted that improvement of the mechanism of application of labor migration quota on the basis of the above mentioned principles based on the advanced world experience is kept in the attention: “The project “Research on determining the demand for foreign labour Force in labour market of Azerbaijan” implemented in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration and the International Center for Migration Policy Development is also aimed at this purpose. Within the project, it is planned to develop a new methodology for determining the quota of labour migration with foreign and local experts. In accordance with the project, the demand for foreign labor force in the labour market of our country is also examined. This presentation event was also dedicated to the work done on the project”.
Project Manager of the International Center for the Development of Migration Policy, Mrs. Violeta Wagner, made a presentation on the project “Research on demand for foreign labour force in Azerbaijan”, the work done on the project, as well as on the results of the research. Also, project consultant Yekaterina Belukova, an international expert, professor of Maastricht University Melissa Siegel and others made speeches on world experience in determining the need for foreign labour force, existing approaches in this field in the modern world. The event continued with discussions on the work done towards implementation of the project, the results of the relevant investigation, and the improvement of the mechanism of application of the labor migration quota.