Chukotka will introduce quotas on locals' employment in major investment projects
Extended quotas for employing local people at large enterprises in Chukotka are expected to be introduced. Currently, no more than 2 percent of employees at large companies are local people.
"Agreements with major investors in Chukotka will include extended quotas for the employment of a district's local residents. At this point, when implementing major investment projects, very few local people are involved, less than 2 percent," Acting Governor Vladislav Kuznetsov said, via the region’s press service.
The Acting Governor also said that negotiations had already been conducted with the major investors. In the near future, agreements will be supplemented with a new section: expansion of quotas to attract Chukotka residents to investment projects starting from the construction phase through operations. Local institutions as well as specialized universities in other regions will be involved in educating specialists.
The Acting Governor noted that the trained specialists will have the opportunity to undertake an internship at the enterprises where they are going plan to work. The agreements with investors will also reflect the goals of joint infrastructure construction projects.
"This is needed for both residents in villages that live near these projects, and for the investors themselves. Because the load on the infrastructure, healthcare and schools, transport and many other things increases," said Kuznetsov.