Capital Job Fair for the Disabled Draws 100 Employers

vacanciesASTANA – Astana’s department of employment and social programmes and the city branch of the Nur Otan party recently held a job fair for people with disabilities.

About 100 employers, including representatives of healthcare and education companies, as well as other Astana-based organisations, presented 300 vacancies at the fair. The fair was held as part of Nur Otan’s Kedergіsіz Keleshek (“Future Without Boundaries”) project. A series of similar fairs are planned to be held over the course of the year.

During the fair, applicants were provided access to a data bank of available vacancies in the city and a list of occupations and professions for training. The Baiterek Holding was among the employers represented, having announced two vacancies for general managers. The Development Bank of Kazakhstan is ready to employ two managers, as is the Zhilstroisberbank of Kazakhstan. The National Scientific Centre of Emergency Medical Care is ready to take into their clinic instructors of therapeutic exercises, information technology specialists, psychologists and financial employees, reported chairman Vladimir Openko. The technical construction college needs mathematics and physics teachers, car mechanics and computer programmers. Seven vacant positions were offered by the National Diagnostic Centre, including positions for laboratory doctors, X-ray laboratory assistants, nurses and communications engineers.

According to first deputy of Nur Otan’s city branch, Sapar Akhmetov, employment is one of the most important areas of life and an important step towards improving quality of life, a necessary condition for Kazakhstan’s joining the world’s top 30 most-developed economies.

“Today, we invited employers who expressed a desire and had jobs available for disabled people. Among the proposed vacancies on the list are openings for health workers, secretaries, accountants, managers, operators of closed circuit TV, janitors and more. Many organisations are now at the stage of preparing jobs,” Akhmetov said.

Heads of organisations and staff managers who participated in the fair conducted interviews directly with applicants and explained their requirements, and two capital residents found jobs during the fair. All wishing had an opportunity to take part in the youth practice or choose paid public works.

According to the organisers, there are currently 1,895 people with disabilities of working age without jobs in Astana.

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