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HELP attracting foreign labor force

In order to protect the domestic labor market the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan annually establishes a quota for the Republic of foreign experts.

The quota for foreign labor force in 2017 was approved on types of economic activities in the amount of 0.6 % of the labor force, accounting for 54.1 per thousand units.

As of 1 April 2017 on permission of local Executive bodies on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan worked 28 842 foreign nationals, including the following categories:

▪ the first (heads and their deputies) – 1 944 persons or 6.8 %;

▪ the second (heads of their divisions) – 5 889 people or 20.4 per cent;

▪ the third (specialists) – 14 391 people or 50.1 per cent;

▪ fourth (qualified workers) – 765 5 people or 20 %;

▪ for seasonal work – 780 persons or 2.7 %;

▪ part of a corporate transfer brought – 306 people.

The number of employers that attracted the FLW – 3 786, which worked 489 906 of Kazakhstan citizens, which accounted for 94.3% of the total number of employees.

The main countries of origin of labor migrants were:

* China – 12 400 people or 43 %;

▪ Turkey – 3 271 persons, or 11.3 %;

▪ Uzbekistan – 2 256 people or 7.8 %;

▪ United Kingdom – 1 243 people, or 4.3 %

▪ India – 1 226 persons or 4.2 %.

For economic activities (by highest number):

▪ Construction – 16 of 183 people or 56.1 per cent;

▪ Mining and quarrying – 2 282 persons or 7.9 %;

▪ All other types of services – 2 254 people or 7.8 %;

▪ The manufacturing industry – 1 274 persons or 4.4 %;

Employers that attracted the FLW on April 1 of this year, special conditions are made in the following amounts:

▪ for the Kazakhstan citizens is created – 3 732 jobs;

▪ received training and 87 of citizens of the RK;

▪ have been retrained – 605 citizens of the RK;

▪ trainingin – 5 463 citizens of the RK;

▪ replaced by foreign workers Kazakhstan staff – 6.

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