On December 27, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev had a meeting with Minister of Labour and Social Protection Serik Shapkenov, who reported on the work done by the Ministry this year and the fulfilment of the instructions, the press office of Akorda reported.
Shapkenov reported that next year the minimum wage would be 60,000 tenge. This year, the measures have been taken to reduce unemployment to 4.9%.
Digital transformations are being promoted at the employment organisations in the Republic. One-third of the population uses very convenient online employment services. This year, 988,8000 citizens have received targeted social assistance; a significant portion of allowances has been transferred via electronic channels.
The work is underway to strengthen the legal framework. Currently, the Ministry is working on the Social Code, a draft law on professional qualifications, a draft four-year concept of migration policy and regulatory acts on pension system modernisation.
Commenting on the report, the President tasked the Ministry to continue to work in all key areas.