Prime minister: Government measure to increase employment in Ida-Viru County working

Seamstresses working at a garment factory. Photo is illustrative. (Laura Oks/Postimees/Scanpix)
10/30/2016 10:32 AM
Source: BNS
Category: Business

The government had provided its Ida-Viru county job creation subsidy to three companies for the creation of 81 jobs, and 200 or more jobs were still to be created with the help of the measure in the near future, Prime Minister Taavi Roivas said earlier this week.

“The job creation support has been applied for and received by three companies for the creation of 81 jobs in total,” Rõivas said during question time in the Riigikogu.

The Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (EUIF) was also in touch with some ten companies more.

“For instance, a furniture manufacturing company and a garment manufacturing company in Kohtla-Järve want to hire 50 people over the next few months combined, a company in Jõhvi dealing with sound recording 20 people, and a hotel and a restaurant to be set up in Jõhvi again as many,” Rõivas said.

The prime minister said that a metalworking company in Kiviõli in the same area was planning to expand its operations and hire more than a hundred people next year. A new metalworking company to be set up in the Narva industrial park would need 20 metalworkers by December, and a Narva-based clothes maker that is about to expand would also need another 20 people. All these businesses would be supported by the EUIF in their search for employees, their training, and preparing them for work.

“According to the EUIF, 200 or more jobs will be created with the measure in the near future,” the prime minister added.

There were 7,790 people registered as unemployed in Ida-Viru County at the end of March, making up 12.4% of the workforce. Six months later, at the end of September, these indicators were 6,154 and 9.8% respectively.

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