On September 25, in Kapan, the first job fair of this year took place on the initiative of the State Employment Agency of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.
27 employers representing different spheres of the economy participated in the job fair, presenting 81 vacancies. Doctors, engineers, teachers, computer operators, video and photo operators, and other service providers are in demand in Kapan.
The labor market allows jobseekers to meet simultaneously with many employers who have lack of professionals, to get acquainted with the work and conditions offered by them.
During the event, the job seekers have also got acquainted with the existing and expecting vacancies in the labor market of Kapan, employment programs offered by the state, which also provide employment opportunities.
As of September 1, 2017, the number of job seekers in Syunik region is about 3.7 thousand, which is decreased by 15.6%, compared to the same period last year. The number of unemployed in the list of job seekers is 92.3% or 3.4 thousand job seekers. This indicator has decreased by 11.3% over the same period last year. The number of unemployed women remains high, which makes 68.5% of the unemployed or 2.3 thousand unemployed. 20.7% of those having a status of unemployed are young, and 5.3% are persons with disabilities. The main occupation in the region is in industry, wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles.
As of September 1, 2017, the number of job seekers in Kapan is 1464, the number of unemployed is 1356. 143 people have been employed by Kapan Regional Employment Center since the beginning of the year. RA Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs reports.