Vladimir Konstantinov: Personnel shortage is a pressing issue in the new constituent entities of Russia
Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov took part in a meeting of the Council on the integration of reunified constituent entities of the Russian Federation into the legal and socio-economic systems of Russia, created under the Federation Council of Russia. The event was led by the head of the upper house of the Russian parliament, Valentina Matvienko.
The topic of discussion was the personnel shortage in new regions. During the meeting, Vladimir Konstantinov spoke about the Crimean experience and proposed options for solving personnel problems in new regions.
According to the head of the Parliament of the Republic, the personnel issue is now very acute in the new constituent entities of Russia.
On average, the additional need for personnel in these territories in various areas ranges from 20 to 30%, which allows us to characterize the situation as an acute personnel shortage. The situation with medical and teaching workers is especially difficult.
At the same time, the picture is significantly different in the regions. For example, in the DPR and LPR, the greatest need for personnel is felt in the construction and industrial sectors, and with employees engaged in the preparation and execution of documentation, accounting and maintenance, workers in agriculture and forestry, fish farming and fishing, the situation is almost normalized.
In the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, on the contrary, there is an acute shortage of personnel in public authorities, and current employees, as a rule, need serious retraining and advanced trainingsaid Vladimir Konstantinov.
According to the Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea, possible ways to overcome the personnel shortage «it is envisaged to attract workers from other regions, increase wages, provide housing, introduce preferential mortgage lending with subsidies of a significant part of the interest rate, and implement other support measures«
However, along with the positive effect of attracting specialists from other regions, according to our colleagues from new entities, there is a threat of losing local specialists due to unequal material remuneration for essentially the same work for local and visiting workers. In some cases, visiting specialists receive ten times more for their work than local ones.
Thus, there are enough problems that require detailed consideration and prompt, high-quality solutions. In this regard, he proposed holding an extended meeting of the Council with the participation of a wide range of deputies and staff members. Crimea, as a region with unique integration experience, is ready to become a platform for such an event.
I am confident that the meeting will become an important step on the integration path that new regions are now following,” summed up Vladimir Konstantinov.