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Premier to chair meeting over disabled people employment

November 22, 2012, 6:33 UTC+3
According to the government press service, there are 13 million disabled people in Russia
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MOSCOW, November 22 (Itar-Tass) — Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday will visit the Moscow Humanitarian Economic Institute /MGEI/ where he will chair a conference over affordability of professional education for disabled people and their employment.

The prime minister will meet with senior students and graduates, the government press service reported.

Taking part in the conference will be Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Labor and Social Protection Maxim Topilin, chairman of the all-Russian Society of Disabled People, State Duma lawmaker Alexander Lomakin-Rumyantsev, representatives of federal and regional ministries and departments and heads of educational institutions.

According to the government press service, there are 13 million disabled people in Russia, including 3.39 million of active working age whose employment level makes up 20.3 percent.

The federal budget allocates 873.3 million roubles for creating 14,200 special workplaces for disabled persons next year, 918.7 million roubles in 2014, and 963.7 million roubles in 2015.

 

 

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