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Migrants banned: Siberian region bars foreign workers from many key jobs

By The Siberian Times reporter
16 August 2016

Curbs will stop foreigners working in schools, as drivers on passenger transport, or in children's food production.

The governor of the Novosibirsk region, Vladimir Gorodetsky, bars foreign workers from many key jobs. Picture: NGS

The restrictions from the governor of the Novosibirsk region, Vladimir Gorodetsky, cover a wide array of employment sectors. His decree issued on Monday appears to be to protect key jobs for Russian citizens during a challenging economic period.

It limits the areas where migrant workers - mainly from former Soviet republics - can be employed. For example, migrants will be barred from jobs in schools and kindergartens.

They will not be permitted to work as drivers on passenger transport or extract mineral resources. Foreign workers will be forbidden from employment in finance, as well as in hunting and fishing.

They will be barred from children's food production. They will no longer be allowed to work in the fields of law, auditing and accounting, nor seek employment as  secretaries, editors and translators.

There is a three month deadline fore employers to comply with the new rules. Novosibirsk region, in common with many parts of Russia, has seen as influx of migrant workers. 

Yet some experts say Russia depends on migrant workers to fill jobs. The unemployment rate in Novosibirsk region is currently 7.9%.

Regional deputy labour minister Nadezhda Tsvetkova said: 'This resolution was adopted in order to ensure national security, maintain an optimal balance of labour resources, as well as assisting the prioritising in employment of citizens of Russian Federation.'

Comments (3)

Common sense. We have little of it here.
John Kelly, San Diego, California
22/08/2016 02:41
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They are all hypocrites from Putin down. Oh, Vladimir & Co, I would like it if you stopped killing children in Syria. (And there's no use you, denying it).

PS. Deputy Labour Minister Nadezhda Tsvetkova said: 'This resolution was adopted in order to ensure national security, maintain an optimal balance of labour resources, as well as assisting the prioritising in employment of citizens of Russian Federation.'

My reply, "My foot, please tell me how many Russians you're going to give jobs to after doing this? I would say...the princely sum of "None"!
Jaker, Dundalk
20/08/2016 11:13
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and of course they can clean their yards, remove the garbage, and do all the other low paid work that the Russians do not want to do. Hypocrite,Mr.Governor!
Benedikt, Moscow
17/08/2016 02:48
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