The meeting was attended by Minister of Labour and Social Protection Anton Kotyakov, governors of Kaluga, Kirov and Kurgan regions, Adviser to the President Alexandra Levitskaya, heads of specialised federal and regional executive bodies, sectoral business associations, and scientific and expert organisations.
Chairman of the State Council Commission on Social Policy and Novgorod Region Governor Andrei Nikitin spoke on the progress of preparations for the State Council Presidium meeting, which will focus on the most pressing employment issues.
Minister of Labour and Social Protection Anton Kotyakov told the participants about the measures to support the population and national labour market taken by the Government. Heads of the regions put forward their relevant proposals.
The participants considered additional measures to organise retraining, advanced training and occupational retraining for job seekers.
They also discussed extending the labour mobility programme to all regions for enterprises engaged in import-substituting technologies; expanding social support measures such as the social contract; and promoting farming, including by allocating state-owned (municipally-owned) lands on preferential terms.