Labor migration to Kiev
Not long ago I had to answer
questions of a correspondent from the "Business” magazine on the topic
"Internal labor migration to Kiev”.
Some questions and answers are presented hereunder.
percentage of newcomers in comparison with Kievers (aboriginal inhabitants)
searches for labor in Kiev through your agency
(if possible, indicate amount of newcomers which have found labor or are
searching for it in Kiev
within any reference period )
First of all, Natalia, it
should be refined that we are not an employment agency but recruitment one.
I.e. we render services on selection of personnel for recruiters, for
the "Kiever” concept should be refined as well. This is a person born in Kiev? Or a person having Kiev residence registration
(which cannot be verified by us)?
We deal first of all
with the most skilled personnel and managers, since the customers are ready to
pay our fee, and rather good one, only for such employees. People within more
than 50% of "our contingent” were born outside of Kiev
and about 25% have moved to Kiev
during the last 3-5 years.
Among the new resumes
(more than 200 per day) approximately 25-30% of applicants have come to Kiev during the last 6-12 months, and 5-10% of applicants
are searching for labor in Kiev
not yet being the Kievers.
2. In which sectors the newcomers are searching
for and finding the odd temporal job in Kiev?
As to the odd temporal job, at
the moment probably only the constructors-moonlighters are coming into Kiev for it.
Others, especially the business-specialists, come to create the better
life, climb the ladder, "live and work” permanently.
Since stable unemployment is available in Kiev, the majority of them find the first job
quite quickly. Moreover, they can select it among numerous options!
First of all, the young diplomaed people (i.e. "our contingent”) get the job in various
business-structures: office-managers, sale managers, sellers…
Quite a lot of middle managers come to Kiev as well.
And the rest become drivers, loaders, forwarders, promoters…
3. What is the average wage in
the sectors where majority of newcomers
Office-manager: USD 400-450.
Sale manager: USD 500-900.
IT-specialists: USD 600-1200.
4. What is the skills standard of people searching
for a job in Kiev
In this case the natural selection is going on. As a rule, the most
educated, enterprising and ambitious people strive for the capital.
5. What is the man-woman ratio among such people?
The girls prevail in
relation of about 60 to 40 %.
In my opinion the reasons
are as follows:
- to find any job for a man is less problematic
than for a woman, including job somewhere in the native city;
- statistically the number
of women is bigger than that of men;
- the girls have an additional motivation: there are more bachelors in
the big city. J
6. Do the employers put up any requirements ? (Who get the job more likely: newcomer or local resident?)
We, like majority of our
customers do not divide the specialists into "Kievers” and "Non-Kievers”,
especially in conditions of the current "headhunt war”.
Some employers choose
rather the Non-Kievers, since they are coming into Kiev "to build a career” and
are more active, industrious and ambitious.
Some employers put
directly the task: to invite the regional specialists.
Let us to count the Kiev
About 2.6 million have Kiev
residence registration. Half of them are children and pensioners
plus about 300 thousand of various civil servants who do not produce anything,
but we have to feed them… So, less than
million of people capable to work.
Amount of newcomers living in Kiev
constantly totals 0.8 -1.5 million according to different sources. And take
into account – all of them are working people including the non-local students.
Now, who works generally at
Kiev enterprises: aborigines or outsiders?
June 12, 2008