State Duma deputy Svetlana Bessarab, in an interview with Gazeta.Ru, proposed a solution to how to cope with the shortage of labor migrants in Russia. In her opinion, they can be replaced by graduates of the ninth grade, who are not going to continue their studies.
The politician noted that labor migrants, especially in Moscow, “do not the most attractive job,” which Russian citizens do not agree to. It’s about cleaning and building. “I am sure that today we can offer these specialties to our children who are finishing the ninth grade in order to replace labor migrants in this matter,” Bessarab said, noting that often many teenagers do not have the opportunity to continue their studies.
The deputy proposed to solve this problem by providing them with free courses, and within a few months to make good masons, carpenters, painters-plasterers out of them. “Why do we need labor migrants, if today our guys can get a profession that is in demand on the labor market,” she said.
Bessarab also stressed that pensioners will not help solve the problem of the shortage of labor migrants, since it will be difficult for the older generation to engage in physical labor. “We must understand that physical work is difficult for the older generation. Those of our retirees who can still work, they do it, ”she explained.
Earlier, the Commissioner for the Rights of Entrepreneurs under the President of Russia Boris Titov said that Russian pensioners can solve the problem of a shortage of foreign labor. He noted that pensioners want to work and are ready to replace migrants, but they do not do this, because they are afraid of losing the indexation of pensions.