Dear colleagues! Dear friends!
The new year is a wonderful holiday when we are in a new time – a time of hopes and expectations, a new stage of development.
In the past year much has been done. The government ensured the implementation of all social obligations. So, on behalf of the head of state, this year increased the size of pensions and benefits created hundreds of thousands of new jobs.
First results of realization of the Program of development of productive employment and mass entrepreneurship, which allowed to cover the employment measures of the order of 530 thousand people.
Tens of thousands of our citizens have mastered new professions demanded on the labor market. Residents of settlements, as well as citizens participating in the Program opened his own business.
I'm sure that these positive trends will continue in the following years.
I want to Express my sincere gratitude to all who worked this year for development of social and labor sphere!
In the new year we are facing major tasks. From 1 January we introduced a new format of targeted social assistance.
Since January 1, Kazakhstan increased pensions - joint and several (labor) pensions by 8 %. The basic pension, as well as other types of benefits - 6 %.
However, from 1 July 2018 the purpose of the basic pension will be carried out under the new methodology, depending on the length of the pension system.
Given the scale of the task facing the office, I am confident that the diligence and professionalism of the socio-labor sphere of their responsibility, commitment and dedicated service will not only help to consolidate the results achieved, but also to achieve new successes.
Seeing off the outgoing year, save all that was best in him, and we will move forward towards new achievements!
Dear friends! Let 2018 come true all your plans, aspirations and initiatives. I sincerely wish you and your families a New year of peace, happiness, prosperity and good health!
Happy New year!
the Minister of labor and social protection of population of Kazakhstan Tamara Duissenova