The labour market in Türkiye reached a milestone and needs regular immigration, said Vice President Cevdet Yilmaz.
Speaking during the 12th Development Plan at the Parliament’s Plan and Budget Committee, Yilmaz responded to questions and criticisms from MPs and made statements on foreign employment in response to a question from MPs.
Stating that the work of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and related ministries on this issue is ongoing, Yılmaz noted that there have been opinions from representatives of the real sector on this issue, saying, “You announce 10 percent unemployment, but the real experienced labour shortage is around 30 percent.” Turkish citizens’ desire for works like construction and mining decreased, Yilmaz said. According to Yilmaz, Türkiye is experiencing a similar labour shortage problem to Europe and needs regular immigration.
Pointing to the fact that in the average age of the working population in the agriculture sector 55-60 Yilmaz said that they are trying to make agriculture attractive for the young population with projects such as Urban Agriculture.