ArmInfo."The political revolution in Armenia was a success, the turn has come for the economic one," Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan said in Yerevan on May 15, announcing the start of the "Work, Armenia" program.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the idea of launching the program originated within the walls of the executive body at the beginning of the year. On the one hand, it became a reaction to statistical data indicating high rates of unemployment, on the other, to complaints from employers who could not fill the vacant places. "In general, the document aims to create the necessary atmosphere for the full realization of the creative potential of people and, as a result, to improve the living standards of citizens.
The principle of the program is to give an innovative solution to the old approaches, "he said. As Avinyan pointed out, the target audience of the program has not been finally determined. Within a month, specific proposals from interested ministries and departments are expected. At present, it is known that "Work, Armenia" will become a guideline of the economic revolution and, having a person at the head of the corner, in particular, a young specialist, will ensure a smooth transition in the chain "education-labor market". According to the authors of the program, the main pillars of the program will be the development of human capital in Armenia, the promotion of employment and the implementation of institutional reforms. In the course of the program implementation, the achievements of modern science will be used, in particular, it is planned to create a mobile application that, based on the analysis of vacancy announcements at various websites, will offer the potential candidate the best option. The events, according to the Deputy Prime Minister, will lead to a decrease in the unemployment rate and an increase in labor productivity. "The final result of the implementation of the programs will be inclusive economic growth in Armenia, where every citizen will be given the opportunity to secure a decent future through his own labor," Avinyan said. Assistant Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Aydinyan, in turn, noted that according to statistical data, according to preliminary results of 2018, unemployment among the economically active population is 20.4%. According to this indicator, Armenia is "distinguished" among its colleagues in the EAEU and in the region. The proportion of young people aged 15-34 is 45%., 43% of the workforce is accounted for by the economically inactive population. In addition, studies show that only 6% of the unemployed are looking for work through the State Agency for Employment, while significant allocations are made from the state treasury to the structure. Applicants are more likely to look for work through friends and acquaintances, which indicates a serious institutional gap. Studies have also shown that the transition of young people from education to the labor market takes 2 years, which has a significant impact on the future formation of career. It is the analysis of these indicators that prompted the idea of developing a program. The program, as stated by Aidinyan, will create a database of supply and demand on the labor market, a special program will allow the student to gain skills in the public sector, working in a free schedule. The effectiveness of the implementation of the program will be measurable. Thus, it is expected that, as a result of its implementation, the level of unemployment will be reduced, protection of labor rights of citizens, growth of labor productivity and economic activity in the country will be ensured. The program is not static and is subject to periodic review based on the decrees of a specific period of time and analysis of the feedback with all participants in the process.