First information office opens in Gaziantep.

First information office opens in Gaziantep.

The opening ceremony of the first Information Center in Gaziantep was held at the Gaziantep Chamber of Craftsmen and Craftsmen, with the participation of senior local, national and international officials.

The information centre, known as GESOB BILMER, will support the registration of unregistered companies and their employees by enhancing the union's ability to provide and access services.

The Information Centre also provides guidance to traders and their employees to raise awareness of the rules and regulations governing the labour market.


In this way, the Information Centre contributes to promoting dialogue with traders and artists through field visits by consultants.

"Decent working conditions are important for everyone everywhere," said ILO Turkey Director Numan Ozkan in his opening remarks. In close cooperation with our partners, we support companies because of the increased pressure of services due to the growing population and, on the other hand, the global epidemic COVID-19.

We will continue to strengthen the ability of enterprises to ensure that services are accessible to all, creating only decent jobs, not "whatever" jobs and businesses. "Thus, decent work will allow us to live in a sense of honour, peace, economic development and success."

Reminding that Turkey has the highest refugee population in the world, KfW Development Bank Deputy Country Director Melih Tentcı said, "As KfW Development Bank, our financial support for refugees and host communities in Turkey has reached 1 billion Euros in the scope of the projects that are currently underway. Our project is one of the most important projects of our institution and has made important contributions to date. Knowledge is the most important tool that increases awareness. Our project is one of the most important projects of our institution and has made important contributions to date. Knowledge is the most important tool that increases awareness. Our information centre, which will contribute to increasing the employment opportunities registered in Gaziantep, will provide bilateral benefits to both companies that will reach support and state institutions that will reach taxes with registered employment."


"Our country has become the target country when it is the transit country for migration," said Sadin Akel, Director General of the International Workforce at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. The most important search for migrants is employment, but informal employment is a major problem. We have made great strides in combating unregistered employment in our work. "Thanks to these information centres, we will properly balance the local workforce and sectors that need to be applied."


"Our information centre, which we opened today, will seek to reduce all informal levels to the lowest levels in our province by providing technical and financial support to companies and employees who are not registered in our province in their work," said GESOB President Ömer Küsbeoğlu.


Sinan Özkan, Deputy Secretary General of the Confederation of Tradesmen and Craftsmen of Turkey (TESK), said that the information center will contribute to the increase of qualified workforce.

Gaziantep Governor Dafot Gul, who attended the opening, confirmed that support for the labour market and the fight against informal work would be strengthened under the guidance of the Information Centre.

The Information Center was established by the ILO Turkey Office within the scope of the "Supporting Decent Works for Syrians and Turkish Citizens under Temporary Protection Project", which was implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (ÇSGB) General Directorate of International Workforce (IGM) and in coordination with the Confederation of Tradesmen and Artisans of Turkey (TESK) within the union of Gaziantep Chambers of Artisans and Artisans. The project is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany through the KfW Development Bank.

In addition to BILMER, which opened in Gaziantep, nine new information centers will be established within the union of other chambers of artisans and artists by the end of 2022. Labor market consultancy 10,000 times for unregistered enterprises and 2,400 registration consultancy for unregistered enterprises will be provided through BILMER offices in many provinces of Turkey. For 10 percent of BILMER beneficiaries, the transition to registered employment will be provided with financial support.