TALLINN – Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab and Minister of Finance Martin Helme want companies with state participation and foundations established by the state to hire new employees from outside Tallinn and its environs, if possible.
The government at a Cabinet sitting held on Aug. 1 discussed the state reform action plan for the period 2019-2023 and concurrently also the recruitment of state-paid employees in regions and the relocation of state-paid jobs outside the capital.
The Cabinet decided to reduce the share of employees of central government institutions in Tallinn to 42 percent by 2023 and support the principle of nationwide recruitment of state-paid employees to regions. In addition, it was found that, if possible, companies with state participation and foundations established by the state should also take such principles into account when recruiting staff.
Consequently, the minister of public administration and minister of finance are asking all state-owned companies and foundations, if possible, to shape their recruitment policies in such a way that the share of employees located in Tallinn would decline in the coming years in an extent that supports the achievement of the set target.
At that, Aab and Helme note in the letter sent to the ministries that new employees should preferably be recruited from outside Tallinn and its immediate vicinity.