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Employment Assistance Ordinance presented in Belarusian parliament

Society 17.05.2018 | 19:05
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MINSK, 17 May (BelTA) – Members of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus took note of the Employment Assistance Ordinance on 17 May, BelTA has learned.

The document was presented by Labor and Social Protection Minister Irina Kostevich. The official also answered a number of questions fielded by the MPs.

While talking to mass media, Irina Kostevich underlined that the Employment Assistance Ordinance is primarily designed to invigorate the labor market and help everyone, who wants a job, find one. Special commissions will be established with this in mind. The commissions will help the unemployed find jobs. The commissions will include members of deputy councils of all levels, specialists of municipal government agencies, and representatives of public associations. The Labor and Social Protection Ministry is busy hosting offsite seminars for them. The ministry is looking into the issues they run into and into the proposals concerning the list of difficult life situations, which make finding a job difficult. Special guidelines will be worked out for the employment assistance commissions. The guidelines will be improved over time as more experience is accumulated.

Apart from that, on 17 May the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament gave the first reading to amendments to several laws regulating housing matters and the second reading to the bill on amending and expanding the Consumer Rights Protection Law. Belarusian MPs also ratified a number of international documents.

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