Career Center News

Moscow Monthly Wage on Average $1,800

  • October 04, 2013
Monthly wages in Moscow average at about 57,000 rubes ($1,800), although most workers receive substantially less than that, a city official said.

WEF Gives Russian Human Capital Mediocre Grade

  • October 04, 2013
The quality of education in the country received low scores from business executives, contributing to Russia's middling rank in the latest study of human capital by the World Economic Forum.

Wage Growth Stagnant on High Inflation, Economic Slowdown

  • September 17, 2013
Moscow jobs pay 40 percent more compared to similar positions in regional centers, but wage growth has remained stagnant in the last five years across all regions in the country, according to findings from international consulting firm Hay Group.

New Bill to Ease Rules for Foreign IT Pros

  • July 29, 2013
The government is mulling legislation that would open the door wider for foreign IT specialists that seek a job in the country.

Fewer Auto Workers Making More Vehicles

  • July 22, 2013
The total head count in the automobile industry has shrunk, but output has grown, a testimony to improving labor productivity in the country, a news report said Monday.

Ban on Discrimination in Job Ads Comes into Force

  • July 15, 2013
As of midnight on Saturday, July 13, employers are no longer allowed to indicate the desired race, sex, ethnicity, marital status, faith, age or physical appearance for applicants in job advertisements.

Local Pilots Fear Foreign Competitors

  • July 10, 2013
Pilots on Tuesday reacted with dismay to a decree presented for public scrutiny by the Economic Development Ministry that proposes to allow Russian airlines to collectively hire up to 200 foreign pilots per year through 2018 to compensate for a domestic shortage.

Hiring Professionals Challenged By Generation Gap

  • June 18, 2013
The current wave of young job candidates entering the labor market presents unique challenges to hiring managers, experts said at a forum dedicated to human resources on Tuesday.

Students Favor State Firms as Employers

  • May 22, 2013
When it comes to Russian college students' career aspirations, Gazprom's gas fields might as well be described as the fields of dreams, according to an annual ranking released Thursday by the Universum consulting firm.

Education 3.0 Changes Landscape of Corporate Training

  • April 23, 2013
While research companies are busy with compiling university rankings and Russian parliamentarians with looking for a guilty party responsible for the low scores, technology companies on the ground have come up with a way to educate their staff without involving outside educational institutions.

Ban Hangs Over Temporary Staffing Agencies

  • April 17, 2013
Restrictions on the use of temporary staff threaten to close a growing source of business for recruitment companies.

Finance And Energy Sectors See Hiring Pause

  • April 16, 2013
Some professions are keeping the recruiters busy but they are not the industries that Russia is famous for.

Deputy Prime Minister Laments Lack of Labor Transparency

  • April 04, 2013
Only 48 million out of a total of 86 million people of working age in Russia are employed in sectors which are "transparent and understandable" to the government, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said on Wednesday.

Social Networks Become Major Job Search Tool

  • March 13, 2013
Every third active user of professional social networks has found a job using this tool at least once, recruitment company Antal Russia said Wednesday.

Blind Lawmaker Praises New Law Requiring Firms to Hire the Disabled

  • February 25, 2013
Oleg Smolin, a State Duma deputy with the Communist Party, praised a law that entered into force Monday and requires companies to hire disabled people or face fines of up to 10,000 rubles ($330).

Migration Service Head Rejects Report of 'Exploited' Workers in Sochi

  • February 08, 2013
The head of the Federal Migration Service, Konstantin Romodanovsky, on Friday rejected a report from Human Rights Watch saying the rights of migrant workers building objects for the Sochi Olympics are being violated.

Veteran Expat Writes Employment Handbook for Novices

  • February 05, 2013
Bill Mayfield is utterly convinced Russia is ready to embrace more expat workers.

Executives Lag Behind in English Knowledge

  • November 21, 2012
Russian executives know less English than their subordinates do, and this holds true for companies of almost all sizes and ownership types, according to a recent study.

European Debt Crisis Driving Workers East

  • June 01, 2012
Despite its inconveniences, Moscow has become a magnet for foreign job-seekers, as unemployment in Europe is hitting record highs amid the debt crisis.

Q&A: The Glass Is Always Half Full for Citi Chief Turek

  • June 01, 2012
It took a three-year stint in Africa for Zdenek Turek, the Czech-born head of Citi in Russia, to see his glass as half full.