AZG Armenian Daily #059, 01/04/2006

Society

UNEMPLOYED TO BE RETRAINED OR GET NEW PROFESSION

Ara Petrosian, RA Deputy Labor and Social Security
Minister, represented the details of some government
decisions concerning the labor sphere. In particular,
he dwelt on the some issues of the unemployed people.

Petrosian said that it is envisaged that a program
aimed to re-training of unemployed people will be
implemented. They will receive second specialization,
including crafts and professions that are required in
the employment market. The program is financed by the
state budget allocations, sources of the social fund
and the donations of various donor organizations.

According to the program, the re-training courses may
last 3-6 months.

By another decision, the period after an individual
became a disabled person and is not capable of working
will be considered as seniority. RA Government also
approved the decision, according to which ill people
will receive sanatorium treatment benefits. This group
of people includes patients with tuberculosis, with
post-infarct complications, as well as post operation
treatment of stomach and duodenum complications.

By Ara Martirosian