Sahil Babayev named Azerbaijan’s new minister of labor and social protection of population
Sahil Babayev has been appointed Azerbaijan’s new minister of labor and social protection of population.
18:36 21 April
Azerbaijani president chairs meeting Cabinet of Ministers
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev chaired a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on outcomes of socio-economic issues of 2017 and objectives for the future.
11:49 10 January
Azerbaijan to use new mechanism for increase of pensions
A new mechanism will be used for increase of pensions from next year in Azerbaijan, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Salim Muslumov said during the discussion of drafts of state and consolidated budget for 2017 at the parliament.
13:29 08 November
Azerbaijani parliamentary committees continue discussing budget package
Drafts of state and consolidated budgets for 2018 are being discussed at the joint meeting of committees of International and inter-parliamentary relations, Labor and Social Policy, Science and Education, Health, Affairs of Family, Woman and Children.
11:19 08 November
Baku holding extreme “Mübarizlər” contest for 1st time
The extreme “Mübarizlər” contest is being held in Baku for the first time.
16:45 23 September
June’s pensions to be paid by Eid Al-Fitr - minister
“We have sufficient funds for this”, the minister added.
11:58 20 June
Minister: No restrictions on employment of sexual minorities in Azerbaijan
In Azerbaijan there are no restrictions on the employment of sexual minorities, the country’s minister of labor and social protection, Salim Muslimov, said on Friday.
12:00 02 June
Azerbaijan among countries with lowest youth unemployment rate, says minister
Azerbaijan is among countries with the lowest youth unemployment rate, said Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Salim Muslumov.
13:05 02 May
Mehriban Aliyeva: "The state is paying special attention to the health of soldiers injured in the battles for the territorial integrity of our country" - UPDATED
Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva has today met with a group of soldiers and officers of the Azerbaijani Army who were wounded during the April battles in 2016, APA reports.
02:26 04 April
Commission for the Regulation and Coordination of Labor Relations established in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on the establishment of the Commission on the regulation and coordination of labor relations.
02:19 18 March
President Ilham Aliyev attends opening of social rehabilitation centers for people with disabilities in Zabrat district
A social rehabilitation center for visually impaired minors, social shelter for persons over 18 years of age, as well as s social shelter and rehabilitation center of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population have today been inaugurated in Sabunchu settlement, Zabrat, Baku.
17:45 29 December
President Ilham Aliyev attends opening of Children's Rehabilitation Center in Baku
The Children's Rehabilitation Center of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population was inaugurated after renovation in Baku Dec. 29.
16:47 29 December
Unemployed people should be given social benefits, Azerbaijani MP proposes
Baku – APA. Azerbaijani MPs came up with a number of objections and proposals during Thursday’s discussion in parliament of the 2017 Budget of the State Social Protection Fund.
15:00 08 December
Azerbaijani population will exceed 9.8 million as at end of 2017 - minister
He announced demographic development trends in 2017, indicators characterizing the employment and social situation of population, as well as expected changes in the main indicators of insurance-pension system: “Number of born persons will make up 159,000, annual average number of able-bodied population will reach 6.2 million, economically active population will be 95% of population. Annual average number of hired workers will reach 1,520,000. Average monthly salary for each worker will increase 3.7% to AZN 508. Number of pensioners will stand at 1,324,000, up 16,000 from current average annual number”.
14:27 01 December
Azerbaijani population will reach 12 million in 2050 - minister
The ministry told APA-Economics that the meeting was attended by representatives of relevant state bodies, Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ombudsman Office, United Nations Population Fund, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), and international experts.
14:19 31 August
State Commission established to investigate explosion in Shirvan
Under the order, the composition of the State Commission is as follows:
19:46 26 July
Azerbaijan, Hungary discuss cooperation prospects as prime ministers meet
Baku-APA. Azerbaijani Prime Minister Artur Rasizade has today met with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban, who is on an official visit in Baku, to discuss prospects for cooperation between the two countries, APA reports.
23:57 05 March
Over 25,000 jobs closed in Azerbaijan’s construction sector
Muslumov noted that the head of state gave instructions to speed up the process of creation of jobs in this area. “Infrastructure projects will again be expanded, which will revitalize other areas,” he added.
14:09 26 January
People with loan commitment to get targeted social assistance
The ministers noted that this process is currently being automatized: “Software is ready, will be tested in Baku’s two districts and the Cabinet of Ministers will pass a relevant decision. Assignment of targeted social assistance and application or refusal rules for this will be automatized. According to rules, the restrictions for targeted social assistance will be eliminated. The new rules will be approved by the Cabinet of Ministers soon. This is because a group of people got a loan in the past and are unable to repay it. At the same time, due to low income in the family, their commitments exceed 50% of that family’s revenue. Therefore, according to the president’s order, these restrictions will be eliminated”.
13:59 22 January
Salim Muslumov: Amount of unemployment benefit will be raised by 40%
Muslumov said that all employees shall register their labor contracts and pay social insurance fees: “In this case, those people are almost insured from losing their jobs. In accordance with the state law “On mandatory social insurance", being unemployed is one of the social insurance cases. Today, there is no special social insurance rate on unemployment in Azerbaijan. However, appropriate funds are intended for this purpose at the expense of budget funds of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. The State Employment Service under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection has its centers in districts. If all unemployed people’s labor contracts have been registered and paid social insurance fees, they have the right to get unemployment benefit in the amount of 70% of 1-year average monthly salary within 6 months”, said Muslumov.
11:20 20 January