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Coronavirus-induced unemployment declines in Khabarovsk

Coronavirus-induced unemployment declines in Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk is gradually returning to its previous rhythm of life, after the phased resumption of enterprises, the number of unemployed has decreased markedly. Over the past week there were only 79.

Prior to this, over the previous two months, the number of officially registered unemployed increased weekly by 500-600 people. According to Elena Gavrina, deputy head of the city economic development department, there was a shortage of labor in Khabarovsk, now, on the contrary, there are fewer vacancies than their job seekers - according to data as of June 25, there were 5 vacancies - 058 less than unemployed.

According to the press service of the city administration, to facilitate the search for work, the heads of structural units of the administration, which have subordinate municipal enterprises and institutions, were instructed to regularly publish job offers on the official website of the Employment Center.

In May, after the introduction of restrictive measures on coronavirus, the number of unemployed in Khabarovsk doubled. Since the start of the pandemic, the unemployment rate in the city has increased significantly - from 0,3% to 0,6%. Among those who lost their jobs during the period of self-isolation were employees of catering, hotel and travel business, trade, cultural and educational organizations.

On behalf of Mayor Sergei Kravchuk, all structural units of the city administration conducted an analysis of their personnel reserves and provided information on 599 vacancies to the Employment Center. Khabarovsk residents were offered leading positions, vacancies for physicians, lawyers and human resources personnel, teachers and educators, builders, drivers and machinists, engineering and technical personnel, and junior attendants. 

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