Procedure for registration of unemployed and job-seekers in the employment centers

Persons can be registered in employment centers as unemployed or job-seekers.

Individuals are registered as job-seekers after completing an electronic application in the electronic information system.

When a person is registered as a job-seeker, a personal employment sheet is drawn up electronically based on the information entered into electronic information system.

If a person is not offered a suitable job within five (5) business days of his / her registration as an job-seeker, or if the employer (employers) refuses to admit to the vacancy, the employment center makes a decision to register that person as unemployed and makes in the person's employment record an appropriate note.

Job-seekers and unemployed persons have the right to receive extracts from the employment record from the electronic information system in real time.

Those who are registered as job-seekers and unemployed will have to update the information in the electronic information system if there are changes in occupation, health and capacity restraint.

Job-seeker status shall be temporarily withdrawn for a person in the following cases:

  • During the period of military or alternative service, as well as if recruited to military call-ups
  • during the period in which the court has entered into legal force on the application of imprisonment or compulsory medical measures;
  • for one (1) year for the job-seekers who does not accept suitable work offered by the employment center within two (2) years from the date of registration of the job-seeker.

Registration of a person as a job-seeker shall be canceled in the following cases:

  • Job-seeker is provided with job on a basis of employment centers’ recommendation;
  • death or disappeared on the basis of the judgment of the court having entered into legal force;
  • distorted or inaccurate information has been discovered in the submitted documents and information;
  • In a case of person’s withdrawal of application on job-searching.

The person is temporarily unregistered as unemployed in the following cases:

  • During the period of military or alternative service, or if recruited to military call-ups
  • For the period in which the court has entered into legal force on the application of imprisonment or compulsory medical measures;
  • for one (1) year in case of rejection of the proposed work;
  • if the person refuses to compile and / or execute individual employment program or does not submit a monthly report on the implementation of the individual employment program in accordance with Article 17.7 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On unemployment insurance".

Registration of a person as unemployed is canceled in the following cases:

  • If person is considered to be employed according to the Article 4 of the Employment Law;
  • When there are grounds for granting pension or allowance in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Labor Pensions" or "Social allowances";
  • If person is considered to be dead or disappeared on the basis of the judgment of the court having entered into legal force;
  • distorted or inaccurate information is found in the submitted documents and information;
  • an application for withdrawal of registering as unemployed is submitted;
  • when person is accepted to higher and secondary specialized educational institution.

The following persons are not allowed to be registered as unemployed:

  • Persons who are considered to be employed according to the Article 4 of the Employment Law;
  • Persons under the age of 15;
  • those who are studying at the higher and secondary specialized educational institutions;
  • Persons who have been granted labor pension or old-age benefits in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On labor pensions" or "Social allowances";
  • Except for the cases provided in Article 74 (1) and subparagraphs "b" and "c" of Article (75) (2) of the Labor Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in case of termination of the persons’ contract at his own initiative prior to the term specified in this agreement within six (6) months.

A person who is not registered as an unemployed or who has been de-registered as unemployed stays registered as job-seeker in the employment center and has the right to apply 1 (one) month after to be registered as unemployed.

In case of misrepresentation or inaccuracies in the submitted documents, the person whose registration has been revoked as job-seeker has the right to apply again for registration as job-seeker after the case has been resolved.