The regions of Georgia lose
their function and are no more attractive
for local residents. 64% of the country's employed population works in Tbilisi
- the Rezonansi daily writes.
According to the Statistics
Service, a total of 1,732,000 citizens were
employed in Georgia in 2016. The total population of the country is 3, 7
million people, of which 1, 5 million live in rural areas, 2, 1 million - in
expert Paata Aroshidze says the problem of unemployment in the regions is
much more acute than in the capital, in addition, the country lacks qualified
specialists and the industry faces
difficulties in recruiting staff, and is often forced to invite foreigners.
“Georgia also sees high
unemployment and a disproportionate
distribution of labor forces. Since in the capital employment rate is higher
than in the regions, the labor force is mainly concentrated there. Residents of
villages are looking for work in Tbilisi, sometimes, especially in the tourist
season, in Batumi, and sometimes abroad, " he notes.
According to lawyer Levan Alapishvili,
the state should form a strategy that will correctly identify the problem.
"The main problem of the
country is poverty, one of the main tasks is the social leveling and no one
pays any attention to this problem. No government has yet taken a single step in
this direction. The second problem is the shortage of jobs- the state should stimulate their creation but nothing has been done in this regard either.
For example, a law on entrepreneurship in mountain regions was recently
adopted, but it turned out that the tax administration issue was not taken into
account. Thus, the decision that was supposed to improve the situation turned
out to be useless," the expert explains.
Alapishvili believes that laws
that lack systematics destroy the very