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60,000 jobs from Sochi's rebuild - deputy PM

February 06, 2014, 16:07 UTC+3 SOCHI

Sochi modernisation has created 60,000 new jobs

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SOCHI, February 06. /ITAR-TASS/. Jobs will abound in Sochi after the Winter Games, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak told a news conference at the media centre there on Thursday.

“Thanks to city modernisation, more than 60,000 workplaces have been created for people to be employed on a permanent basis,” Kozak said. “Latest surveys put unemployment in Sochi at 0.7 percent.”

“We are currently expecting a large increase in the number of tourists,” he said. “Last year, about 3.8 million people visited the city. This year, we expect this number to double. Sochi has become an all-year, world-class resort.

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