The city government will subsidize creating jobs and modernizing work places for people with special needs.
St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov has signed a city government regulation to subsidize creating and modernizing new jobs in 2020, a spokesperson for the St. Petersburg Government told Channel Saint-Petersburg.
The subsidies will be used to create new jobs with salaries not lower than the minimal limit set for St. Petersburg. Modernization is aimed at securing the jobs earlier created for people with disabilities.
706 jobs for people with disabilities were created and modernized in St. Petersburg during the past three years. Since the start of 2017, 378 people have been employed.
A tender is to be announced for potential subsidy recipients, with non-governmental companies operating in St. Petersburg entitled to apply.
At present, people with special needs are most often employed in St. Petersburg in such spheres as printing, web design, clothes making, confectionery, and accounting.
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