Novosibirsk entrepreneurs discussed the labour migration from the Republic of Uzbekistan
On May 20, the Novosibirsk City Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a meeting with the Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan — head of the Department for the protection of rights and support of Uzbek citizens carrying out temporary work abroad and international economic cooperation Mehriddin Khayriddinov.
The delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan was represented by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Russian Federation Botirjon Asadov, First Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan Erkin Mukhitdinov, Acting Head of the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Novosibirsk Timur Rakhmanov, the Chief specialist of the Department for the protection of rights and support of Uzbek citizens carrying out temporary work abroad and international economic cooperation Otabek Botirjonov and the head of Department of the Agency for External Labour Migration under the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan Alisher Ruziev.
Novosibirsk side was represented by the President of the Novosibirsk City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Yuri Bernadsky and the Vice-President of the Novosibirsk City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Tatyana Bernadskaya, the Head of personnel Department of the Siberia Concern Vladimir Kovtunov, Director of Rabochaya osnova company Kirill Gerasimov, project manager Tiger-Sibir company Pavel Arbatsky, Individual Entrepreneur Grant Abelyan, representative of the Partner company Ludmila Vershinina.
The main purpose of the delegation’s visit is to discuss the possibility of organizing and attracting labour migrants from the Republic of Uzbekistan to work in the region in different areas of the economy.
The parties discussed a system of safe organized legal labour migration from Uzbekistan. It is based on training people before they leave the Republic of Uzbekistan. Today there are about 200 vocational training centers in Uzbekistan for the unemployed, including migrants. They are trained in professions that are in demand in the Russian labour market. Since 2021, 14 special centers for pre-departure training of citizens at the request of Russian employers in the construction sector began to operate.
Within the framework of organizing labour migration, the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan is ready to cooperate, including financially, both with Russian educational institutions and with Russian entrepreneurs and employers, who will train migrants in the professions needed by the Russian market at their sites.
Summarizing the negotiations, Yuri Bernadsky noted that the meeting with a delegation from the Republic of Uzbekistan allowed more accurately identify elements of cooperation to enhance opportunities to attract and train qualified personnel for enterprises of Novosibirsk and the region in various fields.
As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached to establish mutually beneficial cooperation and inform employers in terms of familiarizing Novosibirsk companies with the labour migration programs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.