It will be easier for foreign IT-specialists to get a job in Russia
The Federation Council approved the law on simplified employment procedure for highly qualified foreign IT-specialists in Russian IT companies. The document was drafted and submitted to the Ministry of Communications according to the program of the information technology industry development.
Threshold value of the specialist’s level in the law is the rate of pay. So, to be covered by the law, the expert should make at least one million rubles per year. It is worth noting that according to the previous regulations, the threshold salary was two million rubles.
To employ a worker on a simplified procedure may only accredited IT-company included in the registry of the Russian Ministry of Communications. They are about 2900 in Russia. Their combined demand for the high-class foreign specialists is three thousand work places.
In an effort to allay the fears of domestic workers, the head of the Ministry of Communications Nikolai Nikiforov said that the new rules would not entail the increased competition within the IT-community, as the shortage of personnel in the industry is high enough. In addition, the threshold of annual income, fixed for foreigners, is higher than the average salary in the industry, which in 2013 amounted to 47,000 rubles in Russia and 73,000 rubles in Moscow.