LACK OF SKILLED PERSONNEL MAIN PROBLEM OF SMALL, MIDDLE-SIZED BUSINESS


YEREVAN, JULY 29. ARMINFO. The lack of skilled personnel is the main
problem of small and middle-sized businesses in Armenia, Director of
the "Arlian" consulting company Arevik Sargsyan told a press
conference.

She said that the country's economic development, particularly that of
the service, food and light industries, can hardly remain
unnoticed. According to Sargsyan, it is more and more difficult for
imported products to compete with local ones, which is confirmed by
their considerable decrease in shops. On the other hand, she stressed
that, lacking business education and necessary skill, Armenian
businessmen continue making unnecessary expenses, which do not produce
any results. Sargsyan reported that deficit of skilled personnel
existed before as well, but now this problem is at a new level. There
is a growing demand for specialists in international marketing,
top-managers, etc.. However, Armenian has no such specialists, which
is the result of low-quality higher education, lack of informal
education, etc..