St. Petersburg residents who lost their jobs during the pandemic will be offered temporary employment and public works, a spokesperson for the city government told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
These measures are part of the anti-crisis packaged.
Saint-Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov said: ‘The pandemic has affected all the segments of the economy. Many companies had to make part of their personnel redundant. We cannot let the unemployment rate grow and the residents’ standards of living deteriorate. The federal government has granted support to our suggestions and money to employ people who lost their jobs. Now we are launching these programmes. Our duty is to support the people of St. Petersburg and the job market.’
Temporary employment will be available for those employees have already been informed about redundancy, who worked in a company that stopped functioning, who are working part-time or have been sent on vacation with no salary paid. They will be offered employment with post offices, call centers, storage facilities, as assistants to social workers and HR officers, couriers, etc.
Employment in the framework of public works like road and housing construction and maintenance, buildings and parks renovation, tree and flower planting, developing recreation and touristic zones development, and taking care after people with disabilities will be offered for those officially registered as unemployed.
In both cases people applying for such jobs ought to be registered in St. Petersburg or Leningrad Oblast.
Photo: St. Petersburg TV channel