On 19 May, President Serdar Berdymukhammedov, concerned with employment of Turkmen residents held a Cabinet session, in the course of which e Deputy Prime Ministers reported on a number of new manufacturing facilities, which are offering many jobs.
Deputy Prime Minister Chary Gylydzhov overseeing trade informed about the opening of one of such enterprises, a textile factory in Babadaikhan etrap, Akhal velayat.
Correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” report that the factory is currently hiring personnel.However, it is common practice in Turkmenistan that candidates need to give a bribe in order to land a job.
The amount depends on the position a person is applying.The “cheapest” vacancy is a cleaner or a gardener, for which the amount of the bribe is 10,000 manats ($2.857 using the official rate or $513 at the “black market” rate).
In order to be hired as an equipment operator, a bribe of 16,000 manats is required, whereas the job of a manager in the office costs 20,000 manats and more.
To collect the required amount residents of the nearby villages are trying to get into debt or sell cattle. The unemployment level in rural areas is high and people think that it is better to pay a fee and have a permanent job with a salary than do odd jobs.
The factory is officially not open and salaries are not disclosed for applicants.In other similar factories it varies from 1200 to 1700 manats a month ($343-$486 using the official rate or $61,5-$87).The post The bribe for getting a job in a new textile factory varies from 10 to 20 thousand manats first appeared on Chronicles of Turkmenistan.