Most labor migrants intend to stay in Russia forever
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Most labor migrants intend to stay in Russia forever

4 August , 14:55SocietyPhoto: osnmedia.ru
During the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in Russia, one of ten Russians and one of three migrants were left without work.

At the same time, more than 50% of migrants from among those who already live in the Russian Federation, and those who seek to come to the country, expressed their desire to stay in Russia forever.

Such data are cited by Vedomosti, referring to the research of HSE scientists "Coronavirus and labor migration".

According to the results of the survey, 40.8% of foreigners from the CIS countries who came in search of work remained unemployed in Moscow. In the regions, the share is 21.2%. According to analysts, it was difficult for the self-employed and those who worked in micro and small enterprises.

Thus, 54.3% of those who worked in restaurants and hotels lost their jobs, 35.4% of housekeepers and nannies, 32.9% of sellers and 18.5% of builders.

“Unlike Russian workers, who faced wage cuts en masse, migrants faced massive cuts due to the closure of businesses”, - the study authors say.

The most common reason for layoffs is business closure. This was named by over a third of the respondents. It is noted that there was a fairly frequent situation when the organization did not work during the period of self-isolation, and the employee was not paid during the idle days, but helped as much as possible, for example, by providing food and housing. 18.9% of respondents admitted that they were listed in this way among employees and were just waiting for the start of work.

The study says that 35% of foreign workers were ready to survive without earnings for a month, more than half after being laid off did not even have enough money for food.

Earlier it was reported that the pandemic has made 40% of migrants in Russia unemployed.

Let us recall that in Russia it was proposed to introduce a ban on the entry of migrants as part of the fight against crime, especially since a crowd of migrants attacked police officers in the capital the day before.

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