ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2009In January 2009, the government of Kazakhstan announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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"Action Plan for implementation of the Plan of common actions of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the regulation and monitoring of the financial market and financial institutions for stabilization of economy and financial system for years 2009-2010". From 13 January 2009, in Russian 'http://ru.government.kz/documents/publication'
An anti-crisis programme (Action Plan) introduced a moratorium on low skilled immigration. The stated goal was to provide local (Kazakh) population with additional job opportunities (there were 580,000 people unemployed out of 8.3 million of economically active population of Kazakhstan on 1 January 2009).