In Russia more than a third of companies planning to cut staff

More than a third of Russian companies in the next six months intend to reduce in average of 16% of its employees.

nearly half of the companies have already optimized, refusing approximately 20% of the staff, reports the newspaper “Izvestia” with reference to the results of the study

On the question of whether the change in the number of employees in the next six months, 36% of companies reported plans to reduce staff (14% said he “just reduced”, and 22% — “rather decrease”). Respondents estimated optimization average of 16%.

At the same time, 18% of firms expect to maintain staff numbers, a 35% increase, the rest are still undecided.

moreover, experts point out that good workers to reduce unprofitable — their salaries will cost less than hiring and training new after the crisis.

Recall that the number of official unemployed in Russia has not ceased to grow, and registered at the employment centres has grown to 2.1 million Russians. Such data yesterday at the “government hour” in the Federation Council led by the head of the Ministry of labor of the Russian Federation Anton Kotkov.

a Day earlier, the Minister voiced the statistics, according to which the official unemployed persons, there were 2,09 million people, and last Wednesday, their number exceeded 1.9 million.

According to Kotyakova, now 10 vacancies in Russia claim 18. “Applicants in search of work find themselves in difficult conditions: the coefficient of tension in the labour market is quite high, it is 1.8, that is, 10 jobs have 18 people of applicants,” — said the head of the Ministry of labor. However, he said that at the moment, applicants can choose from 1 million 150 thousand vacancies.

this was the published data of Rosstat, according to which the number of unemployed in Russia is calculated according to ILO methodology, increased in April to 4.3 million vs. 3.4 million in March. The increase in the number of unemployed in AprilLe 2020 in annual terms (i.e. by April 2019) amounted to 21%, as compared to March 2020 and 23.4%. This implies that the unemployment rate in April was 5.8% of the labour force. This is the highest figure since April of 2016.

Meanwhile, the overall unemployment rate in Russia because of the crisis caused by the pandemic coronavirus, can grow from 4.6% to 8-10% in the short term, analysts say The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). However, it is expected that by the end of 2020, the situation will begin to improve.

in addition, according to BCG, the reduction of solvent demand of the population in Russia can reach from 2-3 to 9-12% depending on the scale of the crisis.

According to the survey “Levada-center”, which was held in April, a quarter of Russians (25%) experienced delayed payments of wages and redundancies (26%). Almost a third of respondents (32%), in the family which is involved, replied that they personally or their family members have already touched upon the problem of reducing wages.

let’s Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.

may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19. He also announced the beginning of implementation of the third package of anti-crisis measures, under which the state, in particular, will increase targeted support for families with children, small businesses, individual entrepreneurs and self-employed. In addition, Putin instructed the government to prepare a national long-term development plan economy, the recovery in employment and incomes.

on 27 may, the Minister of economic development (MED) of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov said that the total cost of anti-crisis measures to support the Russian economy, aimed at combating the impact of the pandemic coronavirus has reached 3.3 trillion rubles.

on 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin presented to the President a national plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will be about 5 trillion rubles.

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