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The number of Russians working remotely exceeded 2 million people; since April 1, it has grown by almost 30 times. This was announced by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin at a meeting on the situation on the labor market. The transcript is published on the government website.
Speaking about how to “really improve the situation with employment,” the head of government proposed “to actively apply new methods in the field of employment”, including a remote format of work. “Now the number of those who work remotely exceeds 2 million people. That is, from April 1, it grew by almost 30 times, ”Mishustin said.
The prime minister also noted the convenience of such a form of employment “for many categories of workers,” including for people with disabilities or families with children. In the future, the distance format can be used in such areas as information technology and a number of secondary and higher education programs, he said. Moreover, the rights of workers on a remote site should be protected in accordance with the law, Mishustin emphasized.
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