Manufacturing, communications, IT and retail are the main focus.
122 thousand new high-tech jobs are planned to be created in St. Petersburg companies during the coming three years. This is the forecast made by Valery Moskalenko, Chairman of the St. Petersburg Committee for Economic Policy and Strategic Planning at a session of the city government, reports the St. Petersburg Administration press office.
According to V.Moskalenko, at the end of 2018 there were over 1 million high-tech jobs in St. Petersburg. The aim is to create new high-tech jobs in the spheres of manufacturing, communications, IT and retail.
Speaking at the city government session, Acting Governor Alexander Beglov said that the task for several coming years is to increase the average salary in the city up to 100 thousand rubles (about $1,500).
According to V.Moskalenko, by the end of this year the average salary is estimated to make 65.1 thousand rubles ($980), and next year it is expected to increase up to 71.5 thousand rubles ($1,077).