Siberian Region Bans Foreign Workers From Key Jobs

Vladimir Gorodetsky, the governor of the Novosibirsk region, issued a decree banning foreign workers from a number of key job sectors, ostensibly to protect such positions for Russian citizens. The Siberian Times reports that foreign workers are no longer welcome to a wide array of jobs: positions in schools or kindergartens are off limits, as are jobs as drivers, miners, fishermen or hunters; positions in law, finance or accounting are right out, as are secretarial, editorial or translation positions. Reportedly there is a three-month deadline for employers to comply. Novosibirsk, the capital of the region, is Russia’s third-largest city.

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