The amount of a bribe for a job at a new textile factory varies from 10,000 to 20,000 manats

On May 19, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov , concerned about the employment of the people of Turkmenistan, held a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, during which the vice-premiers spoke about the commissioning of many new industries, which creates a large number of additional jobs.

One of these new enterprises was a textile factory in the Babadaykhan etrap of the Akhal velayat, the opening of which was told by the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of trade, Chary Gylyjov .

According to the correspondents of "Chronicles of Turkmenistan", the recruitment of personnel for work at the factory is really going on. But, as is usually the case with employment in Turkmenistan, candidates must pay a bribe for a job. Its size depends on the desired position. The “cheapest” place is a janitor or gardener, the bribe for which is 10,000 manats ($2,857 at the state rate or $513 at the “black market” rate). To get a place in the workshop behind the machine, you need to pay 16,000 manats, and a manager's place in the office costs from 20,000 manats.

In order to collect the required amount, residents of nearby villages are trying to borrow money and sell livestock. The unemployment rate in the villages is very high and people think that it is better to pay the amount and have a permanent job and salary than to live by odd jobs.

The factory is not yet officially open and the salary is not known to those who want to get a job. At other similar factories, it varies between 1,200-1,700 manats ($343-$486 at the state rate or $61.5-$87) per month.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan