Defense Ministry: War exacerbates labor shortage in Russia

Defense Ministry: War exacerbates labor shortage in Russia

There is a shortage of skilled workers in Russia due to compulsory military service. This could also have an impact on the war and the elections in the future.

Russia is missing thousands of skilled workers due to the war of aggression against Ukraine – according to the British, this is becoming an increasing problem.

The British Ministry of Defense announced on the short message service X (formerly Twitter) that mobilization and conscription had exacerbated the labor shortage outside the defense sector. The shortage of workers in industry reached a record in July.

Last year around 100,000 IT workers also left Russia. That’s around ten percent of the workforce in the industry, the British wrote in their daily update. In contrast to recruitment efforts in other sectors, Russia has now taken measures to retain workers.

“In the run-up to the presidential election scheduled for March 2024, Russian authorities will likely try to avoid further unpopular mobilizations,” the British wrote.

The British Ministry of Defense has been publishing daily information on the course of the war since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine. Moscow accuses London of disinformation.

Source: Stern

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