First private employment agency opens in Akmola region

ASTANA – The Akmola region Chamber of Entrepreneurs has launched Kásip-kz, the first private employment agency, reported the regional city administration Dec. 6. The agency, in cooperation with its strategic partners, will hold a job fair in January in Shymkent.

The regional administration signed memoranda of cooperation with the regional Chambers of Entrepreneurs of Shymkent and the North Kazakhstan region and the employment centres.

The project’s mission is to recommend personnel to local enterprises, assist in employing unemployed and self-employed citizens and organise their social and professional orientation and retraining.

“The unique project has a social function. The head of state focused on the welfare of Kazakh people and improvement of living standards in his state-of-the-nation address. Potential employees will be given a wide range of workplaces and the employer will be provided with a wide choice of different specialists. Labour migration will affect the efficiency of business development and increase tax revenues. The agency will closely cooperate with training centres,” said Kásip-kz head Timur Nakhipbekov.

The agency’s activities will cover intraregional, interregional and international employment. It will attract labour resources from densely populated regions of the country – Almaty, Kyzylorda, Turkestan and Zhambyl regions and Shymkent – as part of the interregional direction. Kásip-kz will also have the ability to recruit foreign workers if the international agreements are available.

“Today, local enterprises are in need of approximately 10,000 workers. The regional chamber of entrepreneurs conducted the monitoring of 250 companies in November. These enterprises have about 2,000 vacant jobs. The employment agency database will consolidate all the necessary information about job vacancies and applicants. The agency will also give consultations related to labour legislation and provide information about employment opportunities and services for labour mediation. In this regard, the services will be available through a single window at the Centre for Entrepreneurs Service. We will launch an online database that will allow applicants to submit applications remotely in the future,” reported the press service.

The agency will use the professional selection and promotion system for in-demand industrial and agricultural specialists.

Last year, Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs initiated amendments to legislative acts on the transfer of certain services of employment centres to private agencies. At present, the country’s registered private employment agencies are typically located in big cities.  

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