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Labour migrants issue for Azerbaijan

By Messenger Staff
Monday, January 11
Some analysts think that more than 2.5 million Azeri citizens have settled in Russia Ukraine, Turkey, Germany and other countries as labour migrants. Meanwhile Azerbaijan itself needs 10-12,000 more workers due to rapid economic development and the introduction of new technology.

Head of the Migration Department of the Azeri Labour and Social Protection Ministry Rauf Tagiev says that most of the foreigners employed in Azerbaijan today are skilled staff in the oil and construction industries. Around 8,000 foreigners currently work in Azerbaijan. The Azeri Cabinet plans to establish a quota for necessary labour migrants and if more are needed this will be reconsidered.