“Our organization employs
Georgian citizens abroad,” Mariam Bezarashvili, Head of Employment
Programs Department of Social
Services Agency, says.
According to Bezarashvili, citizens who can take part in retraining courses can join
the program twice a year.
“We conduct such courses twice a year, any citizen can
take part in them, regardless of age. Now we are finishing spring courses, and the
second stage is planned to begin in September. The courses last 2 - 4 months,
and those who will undergo them can enjoy our program and start working abroad
legally, ”she explains.
In Bezarashvili’s words, the Agency actively
cooperates with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
“Employers from Poland have
already visited Georgia several times,
familiarized with the level of qualifications of specialists trained within our program and selected those professionals they needed-
welders, for example. They were taken to Poland and got a job there, and the place
they would work and live, employment and
living conditions, the insurance package they would enjoy were known in advance
etc., ” Mariam Bezarishvili notes.
Legal work permit does not exceed 6 months a year within the
framework of a visa-free regime between
Georgia and the European Union. After this period, migrants must return to
“Statistics show that 30 citizens
were employed abroad in the first group that is a very good result. The same employment department operates in the Ministry of Health and more actively involved in the program. From
June 1 we will carry out a reorganization to create a large overseas employment department on our base, which will have much more
opportunities than we currently have, ”she stresses.