Situation with employment of the disabled people has deteriorated in Kyrgyzstan for the year. The head of the vocational training and employment promotion program of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) Agnes Wollschläger told today.
According to her, the sampling study of the local labor market has been carried out in the Kyrgyz Republic for the second time. It showed some changes. In 2015, there have been surveyed 1, 820 employers and 2,400 unemployed. Compared to 2014, the employers started more frequently talking about the lack of resources for business development. If in 2014 such problems were experienced by 60 percent of respondents, then in 2015 there have been already 66 percent of them. The business also faces low purchasing ability of the population and the shortage of human resources.
"The situation with the employment of persons with disabilities has also worsened. In 2015, only 22 percent of employers said that they were ready to hire disabled people. In 2014, the figure made up 27 percent. The hardest replaceable profession is teacher. During the study, there have been 40 vacancies that demonstrated the lack of teachers across the country. The country also lacks cooks and doctors. Bishkek is characterized by a great need for sewers that causes low wages of these professionals" Agnes Wollschläger said.
"Situation with job seekers has not changed. A third of the unemployed people have higher education (28 percent). Another 20 percent - secondary vocational education, 35 percent - secondary education. Therewith, a third of the unemployed (32 percent) do not work on their own will. Every fifth respondent in 2015 for the first time faced with job search and could not find a job after graduation," she added.