23 Mar 2022 18:41

About 100,000 workers on standby, employment mode changed for over 8 mln Russians - Federation Council

MOSCOW. March 23 (Interfax) - As many as 36,765 organizations in Russia employing 8.4 million people have admitted that they have changed their employment mode, putting 95,865 workers on standby, as of March 21, Federation Council Deputy Speaker Galina Karelova said.

"According to daily employment monitoring data as of March 21, 36,765 organizations together employing 8.4 million people have stated that the employment mode of their workers has changed. As many as 95,865 people are on standby. Most of them are in Moscow, the Samara region, the Kaluga region and in St. Petersburg," Karelova said during a Federation Council meeting, when talking about measures to support employment under the current circumstances.

A number of foreign companies have stopped or are about to stop operations in the country, Karelova said, suggesting that something has to be done about it.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a "special military operation" in Ukraine on February 24. In response, Western countries have imposed sweeping sanctions against Russia.