An individual’s acquisition of work independently or with the support of the state.
Unemployed persons intending to participate in the self-employment program must apply to the local offices of the State Employment Agency or "DOST" centers under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Azerbaijan, where they are registered.
Registration of an unemployed person, the availability of conditions for self-employment and a business idea, as well as the availability of basic practical skills are sufficient to participate in this program.
Only the unemployed people are eligible to participate in the self-employment program.
Unemployed persons having a share of agricultural land and are not engaged in any other activity (not engaged in any other activity) have been engaged in self-employment for 1 (one) year by local bodies of the State Employment Agency or “DOST” centers under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Not more than 50% of the total number of persons are involved in self-employment.
Providing advice and information to the unemployed on the organization of self-employment;
Assisting in the selection and organization of self-employment in the sectors of the economy based on the analysis of the labor market;
Assist in the development of a business plan for self-employment, including training and evaluation of their results;
Provision of materials, equipment and other property (hereinafter - property) in kind to unemployed persons for the organization of the chosen direction of self-employment on a contractual basis for a period of 1 (one) year;
Monitoring of the activity of the self-employed person within 1 (one) year;
The activities of a self-employed person are monitored (including electronic monitoring) during the contract period, and at the end of the contract period, if the person's activities are in accordance with the submitted business plan, the property transferred for self-employment is transferred to the self-employed person.
The people successfully completing the training and developing a business plan should participate at the exams. Assignment of assets to them is determined by the results of examinations (assessment of the business plan).
Citizens can apply in directions of 1) Production; 2) Service; 3) Agriculture.
People must be of working age. Are contracts signed with individuals provided with assets under the self-employment program? Under the program, an agreement is signed with the persons secured by assets reflecting the rights and obligations of the parties.
Persons secured by assets are monitored for a period of 1 (one) year.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan has developed standard packages in 3 directions and, according to these standard packages, the applicant is provided with assets.
If a self-employed person intentionally damages the property provided during the contract period or does not use the property for its intended purpose, he must compensate the damage to the body (organization) determined by the relevant executive authority in accordance with the Civil Code of the Azerbaijan Republic. If the property transferred to the self-employed person is taken back and it is not possible to transfer this property to another self-employed person, the property shall be sold through open auctions.
In this case, disputes between the parties are resolved in court. Therefore, a fine of AZN 1500 (one thousand five hundred) to 2000 (two thousand manats) is imposed.
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Persons receiving unemployment insurance benefits are not involved in self-employment while receiving insurance benefits.
When self-employment of the unemployed is organized, the following categories of people prevail:
Persons receiving targeted state social assistance;
Persons with disabilities;
Those registered as unemployed for more than a year;
Persons less than two years before retirement age;
Martyr's family members;
Unemployed persons released from prisons.
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