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Located at the boundary of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Azerbaijan has undergone significant economic transformation and development since the country’s independence in 1991. Nowadays, Azerbaijan is experiencing a high rate of economic development and a low rate of unemployment.

Language

Azerbaijani

Capital

baku

Population

10.11 million

Currency

Azerbaijani manat

GDP

42.61 billion USD

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baku

The capital and largest city of Azerbaijan

Population: 2,371,000

Companies outsourcing from baku: Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Vertiv Go

Top industries for Native Team building: Software Development, IT Services, Outsourcing

Popular destinations: Icheri Sheher, Nizami Street, Government House, Fountain Square

Famous for: Maiden Tower, Palace of the Shirvanshahs, National Museum of History of Azerbaijan

sumgait

The second-largest city of Azerbaijan

Population: 358,675

Companies outsourcing from sumgait: Technologies Park, Time4soft

Top industries for Native Team building: IT Services

Popular destinations: Jeyranbatan Reservoir, Sumgait River, AAAF Park

Famous for: January 20 Monument, Peace Dove Statue

ganja

A historic and cultural center of Azerbaijan

Population: 335,600

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Top industries for Native Team building: IT Services, Customer Support

Popular destinations: Javad Khan Pedestrian Street, Heydar Aliyev Square

Famous for: The Mausoleum, Shah Abbas Square, Ganja State Philharmonic Hall

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Facts about hiring in azerbaijan

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All contracts in Azerbaijan must be delivered in a written form and can be offered for a fixed form of up to five years or an indefinite term

In Azerbaijan, the typical working day consists of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week with two days off. The day before national holidays, voting days and national mourning days, the working day should be reduced by one hour.

Generally, employees in Azerbaijan are entitled to 21 days of vacation leave annually, whereas 2 weeks of leave should be taken together. Generally, employees are not entitled to leave during their first year of employment. Moreover, Azerbaijan celebrates 11 public holidays for which the employees are given days off. Public holidays that fall on a weekend are moved to the following Monday.

Azerbaijani mothers are entitled to 126 days of paid maternity leave - 70 days before and 56 days after the expected date of delivery. Maternity leave is paid by the State Social Protection Fund and equals 100% of the gross average monthly salary over the previous 12 months.

Azerbaijanis are entitled to sick leave which is covered by State Social Insurance, however, after four months the employee may be dismissed unless it’s the work that caused the sickness or the employee is on maternity leave.

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