The Head of the faction of the OPPOSITION BLOC in the Sumy Regional Council Oleksandr Strelchenko stated. He noted that unemployment, and, as a consequence, the mass departure of young people abroad - are one of the most pressing problems for today.
"You say that we are not patriots, therefore we leave the country. But what kind of patriotism can we talk about when we, young people who have graduated from high school, do not need anyone in their country?! We tried to find a year of normal work with a more or less normal salary. It is useless. Therefore, we are going to look for a better share. Now - in the Czech Republic", - Andrew and Marina, a young couple from Sumy told about this. And, unfortunately, such cases are not unique.
"The unemployment rate in Ukraine among the able-bodied population grew to 10% and exceeded the indicators of the crisis in 2009 and 2014. While the authorities in Kyiv are implementing "reforms" and engaged in quarrels, the Czech Republic has increased the quotas for our labor migrants by 3 times this year. Similarly, Poland and other countries are operating, which quickly intercept our smart and hardworking people," Oleksandr Strelchenko said.
If we analyze the regions, the negative dynamics of the growth in the number of unemployed is observed in six regions of Ukraine, including Sumy region. According to the data of the Sumy Regional Employment Center, in the course of 2017 the status of the unemployed was received by 29.2 thousand people, in this period less than half of them were employed - 14.2 thousand. By the end of the year, there were 14,600 unemployed registered.
"It is clear that young people want to work and live normally, older people should feed their families, so there is only one way out - to seek happiness abroad. According to sociologists, an average of about 50 people leave Ukraine on a daily basis. This is a disaster for the state," the opposition politician said.
According to him, there are not enough effective measures on the part of the authorities that promote the employment of young people, which remains the least competitive group in the labor market.
The politician is sure that young people will remain in Ukraine on one condition: if there are changes for the better. "Now we do not see this, and therefore the youth will continue to leave. There is an explanation for this - there are no high-quality jobs with a normal salary, an opportunity for career growth and development. A young man in Ukraine is educated, spends his time and effort, and then cannot find a quality workplace. The current government does nothing today to raise the economy, to restore small and medium-sized businesses, to take care of young people. If this goes on, we can lose Ukraine," Oleksandr Strelchenko summarized.