More than six thousand new jobs will appear in Norilsk during this year. There is a great demand for workers now in the Murmansk region, where the Company’s production facilities are being modernized. A white metallurgy plant Bolshaya Med (Eng.: Big Copper) will be built here in the next few years, it will be able to employ about a thousand specialists.
The priority is to attract employees from among local residents, including Northern indigenous peoples’ representatives. The Company’s personnel needs are also met by the personnel selection centers in the country’s industrial regions: in Orsk, Ufa, Yekaterinburg. In Norilsk itself, only about one percent of able-bodied citizens are officially listed as unemployed on the Nornickel’s main site.
Experts believe that the Nornickel’s personnel policy demonstrates the importance of diversifying the Arctic economy, which is not only a mining sector, but also a powerful processing cluster.
Earlier we told that the Nornickel entered the top 50 biggest mining companies in the world.
Text: Denis Kozhevnikov, Photo: author