Tajikistan get work permits for 600 Tajik nationals to work in Russia's Vladimirskaya region
DUSHANBE, May 11, Asia-Plus - A seminar dedicated to consider issues related to the labor migration problems and preparation of proposals on regional labor quotas has been held in Russia's Vladimirskaya region.
At present some 1,000 employers in the Vladimirskaya region are hiring foreign workers. Since the beginning of the year, more than 5,000 work permits have been granted.
The largest number of work permits (43 percent) has been given to Uzbek citizens. Tajik nationals have got 600 work permits (15%).
By government's resolution the Vladimirskaya region may grant 44,000 work permits this year.
We will recall that the Tajik government in January this year dispatched a formal request to the Russian government seeking the relaxation of restrictions imposed by Russia on migrant workers from Tajikistan. The Tajik government has sought an increase in the number of work permits for Tajik nationals, and has requested that Russia allow some 200,000 additional Tajik laborers beyond the current limit of 600,000 Tajiks allowed to work in Russia each year.