19,137 foreign nationals are working in Kazakhstan to date, according to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.
753 of them (4%) are the first category workers (senior executives and their deputies); 4,363 (23%) are working as second category employees (heads of structural divisions); 9,613 (50%) are the third category employees (specialists); 1,749 (9%) are qualified workers (4th category). 926 (5%) are seasonal workers and 1,732 people (9%) have been employed under the "corporate transition".
The number of employers attracting foreign workforce comprised 2,021.
The biggest number of foreigners are working in construction sector – 8,582 (45%). 2,228 people are working in mining sector (12%), 1,586 people work in processing industry (8%) and 1,397 foreigners work in professional, research and technical sector (7%).
5,266 people (28%) came from China, 1,935 – from Turkey (10%), 1,896 – from India (10%), 1,434 – from Great Britain and 965 (5%) are from Uzbekistan.
Source: Kazinform News Agency
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