RF to continue subsidising employers offering jobs to disabled

MOSCOW, August 19 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s government will continue to allocate subsidies to employers for organisation of working places for the disabled, Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with the All-Russian Popular Front’s Coordination Council on Friday, which was devoted to problems of the disabled.

“As soon as the crisis began, the first thing to do was to cut jobs for the disabled, which shocked me,” he said. He remembered that the government suggested immediately paying 30,000 roubles per one working place.

“This year, the amount of payments grew a lot – to 50,000 roubles,” he said adding that the mechanism will be used in future, too.

Over 2010 and the first six months of 2011, the state support favoured organization of 12,800 working places for persons with disabilities.


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