Young People in Azerbaijan to Benefit from Wage Subsidies

On 28 November 2017, a UNEC2B virtual labour exchange was launched in Azerbaijan.

News | 28 November 2017
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Salim Muslumov, Minister of Labour and Social Protection, stressed the challenges faced by the country's youth in finding employment and explained how the new wage subsidies programme would address the situation.

"In 2018, we plan to subsidise young employee's wages. It means that we will help young people find employment and then subsidise half of their wages and social security deductions," the Minister explained.

According to Muslumov, this programme implemented jointly with the International Labour Organization (ILO) is expected to cover a thousand students next year and five thousand students in 2019.