Job Fair Helps Youth to Find Employment in the Kyrgyz Republic

On April 5, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a Job Fair will be held at the National Library (208 Abdrahmanova St., Bishkek)
Director of the Youth Labor Agency Mr. Idirisov (from left to right), USAID Representative Carey Gordon, USAID Program Liaison Nazgul Zhalalova, and representatives of the Youth Peer Education Network.

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 5, 2013

On April 5, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a Job Fair will be held at the National Library (208 Abdrahmanova St., second floor) for youth seeking new employment opportunities. The job fair is sponsored by the Youth Peer Education Network (Y-Peer) and will bring 250 job-seeking youth together with representatives from 20 companies operating in the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as business experts and consultants.  Y-Peers goal is to help young people become more competitive in the job market through the development of professional employment skills. The job fair is part of Y-Peer’s project titled, the Time of Your Possibilities and is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its program and implemented by the International Youth Foundation (IYF). 

At the job fair, young job seekers will have the opportunity to learn about internships and job vacancies at a range of local businesses. The youth will also be able to participate in a flash mob called All Occupations Are Important, hear from successful professionals on how to improve their skills for employment, and receive career guidance. Y-Peer plans to organize similar job fairs and visits to companies four times throughout the year. 

To confirm media participation in this event, please contact Ainura Japarova, Communications and Outreach Specialist:  mobile: +996 771 406 119; e-mail:

The program of the International Youth Foundation catalyzes a generation of young people to actively engage in building a stable, prosperous and democratic Kyrgyzstan through a package of services designed to support young people. The program has three primary objectives: inspiring active citizenship among Kyrgyzstan’s youth, preparing youth for the job market, and creating a culture of positive youth development. For more information please visit:

This program is one of many assistance projects supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). For more information about USAID, please visit our website at: