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"You can find job. All you need is true desire." How do Belarusians seek jobs today?

"You can find work, it would wish." How do Belarusians look for work today?

In H1 2015, more than 300 new businesses were registered. By the end of the year, according to forecasts, this figure could double. By the way, half of the new production facilities have already begun work. Their discovery will greatly replenish the capital's job bank. It is small business that is the main source of new jobs today. State support is provided to startups in Belarus too.

In the first half of 2015 alone, 1,000 unemployed people received grants for the organization of their business.

Traditionally, high demand in the labor market is for specialists.

Alexander, a former head of a large wholesale company, decided to create a new business from scratch. His son got a fresh idea - to make Italian ice cream in Belarus. To learn the secrets of the manufacture of "gelato" he had to travel around Italy in the spring. The rapidity with which the idea of ​​Alexander gained concrete shape (first business plan, and now almost finished workshop where soon the first tons of sweet treats will be produced) surprised even impulsive Italians.

Alexander Ostrovsky, director of a private enterprise:
In Italy, it would take much more time. I now plan to find space for workshops and prepare the enterprise. They were surprised by the opportunities for business I told them about.

When the line starts to work and points of sale open, the company will give the city new jobs. Today, it is not only fashionable, but also profitable to support such promising startups. Small business and the big good for the city.

Six hundred companies are going to appear by the end of the year in Minsk. Most of them are small private firms. From the IT sector to industrial production. New enterprises not only strengthen the economy, but also refill the job bank.

Alexander Ostrovsky, director of a private enterprise:
The state has created such conditions that people's expectations have become somewhat inflated. They've got accustomed to the fact that their failures can be ascribed to the state's mistakes in policy towards small business. People don't want to notice their own drawbacks. The country has a real working environment suitable for the creation of business. And these conditions are getting wider and wider. The man who does not want to stand still but wants to move forward will do it. Our country has enough capacities. And it was confirmed by the Italian partners: we have enough to realize our potential and thus help the country move forward.

By the way, the Old World's unemployment figures are sometimes alarming. The European scale of this phenomenon is impressive. Moreover, most of the unemployed are young people under 30.

In Italy 41% of the young people do not work, while in France the figure is 25%. In Spain, about half of the young population are unemployed. Greece and Croatia are not far behind. Even the "locomotive" of the Eurozone - Germany - has about 7% of the young population unemployed.

The country achieved relatively low unemployment numbers in the European Union by quite tough measures, including by reducing unemployment benefits.

In this center of employment the job seeker / vacancies ratio approximately one to one. Demand is highest for highly skilled workers.

Some people with higher education but who have not worked for a while just lose qualifications. However, they don't want to take "dirty" jobs.

According to therapists, in such cases, employment centers are forced to act as a nanny.

Andrei Metelsky, therapist:
If a person wants to find a job, he will find it. Moreover, in contrast to the same Europe, you can find exactly the job that you want. We have a lot of vacancies.    In Belarus, a person can choose. And this leads to the fact that people start to choose jobs like spoiled children.

Be that as it may, the social vector has always been at the forefront of the employment policy of Belarus.

Over the past 20 years, the unemployment rate has declined by four times. Today, it is only 1% of the economically active population.

The number of people willing to register at the employment center and officially seek employment has increased in recent years in connection with the adoption of the decree on social dependency.

Minsk residents:
If a person had never worked, we can't make them work in the future ... These people are never interested in any pension or any social benefits. This is their lifestyle.

Who needs money goes to work. Even if they can't find the most suitable job. Suppose, street cleaners. If you cannot find a job, you can build your own business. You just need desire and effort.

You can work if you wish. I am a retired person but I was sick and tired of sitting at home, so I found a job. I've been working like this for four years.

"You can find work. All you need is true desire." How do Belarusians seek jobs today?