President received Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Population

President received Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Population

The Head of State heard a report on the work of the ministry, including the issues of pension coverage as well as the development of a Social Code.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was briefed on the approaches to forming a new social policy aimed at increasing the level of well-being of each Kazakhstani family and creating the conditions to ensure effective employment.

Minister Duissenova shared the plans to develop a Digital Map of a Family, a Social Services Portal and a Social Treasury Data System. Given the changes in the geopolitical situation and mounting pressure on the labor market, the Head of State considered the plans of migration policy development.

In conclusion, President Tokayev gave a number of specific instructions seeking to tackle the pressing issues in the domestic social and labor sphere. The Head of State also pointed out the need to raise effectiveness of youth employment programs as well as to perfect the mechanisms of social protection.

By 2030, 80% of the working population will be youth under 30. Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov announced such a prediction.

“Employment is the focus of the government. As known, 300-400 thousand children have been born in the country since 2000, marking an improvement in the demography. The elder ones of working age make up 60% of the country's total workforce. The figure is set to reach 80% by 2030. That is, around 1 million jobs need to be created for the youth,” the Kazakh PM wrote.

In order to create equal starting conditions for successful employment of the citizens, the mechanisms under consideration are as follow: yearly employment of around 100 thousand young people at plants, additional pay, and a differentiated social package for the youth sent to regions by revising the To a village with a diploma and Youth practice programs, and allocation of grants to support youth entrepreneurial initiatives.

Reported by Kazinform.