December 28, 2009 - 15:13 AMT
Real and official employment ratio in Armenia comprises 27.5%
161 people got jobs in the third quarter of 2009 due to "Job Fair Organization" program launched by Armenian State Employment Service Agency.

As the head of State Employment Service Agency Sona Harutyunyan told a news conference in Yerevan, 6 job fairs were conducted over the third quarter of 2009 in Gyumri, Dilijan, Vanadzor, Artashat, Kapan and Hrazdan, where 1363 positions were offered by 218 employers. Job fairs hosted 10 750 job searchers.

Sona Harutyunyan also spoke of assistance programs organized recently and summed up results.

"Assistance to unemployed disabled people in state registration and business activities" program offered financial aid to 104 citizens.

"Specialized study" program involved 1545 people in 2009, with 79 of them disabled. "Presently, 410 people are continuing with their specialized studies," Sona Harutyunyan noted.

As a result of "Compensation to uncompetitive individuals" program, 229 individuals, including 107 disabled people, were employed.

215 regions were involved in "Organization of public works" program. 306 projects were implemented within the program indicated, with the participation of 4 690 people.

According to UN methodology-based research results, real and official employment ratio in Armenia comprises 27.5%, the head of public employment service reported.