Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski and the members of Niš City Council met with the representatives of the Niš Branch of National Employment Service, Niš Chamber of Commerce, directors of public companies, as well as of larger companies operating in Niš on the occasion of launching the Government of Serbia Programme My First Salary which is implemented by RS Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs, Ministry of Finance, the Office for IT and Electronic Administration and the Serbian Chamber of Commerce. The goal of the program is to encourage the employment of young people and provide support to the economy in solving the problem of staff shortages. Niš City Mayor called on public companies to apply by September 25, in order to, in addition to resolving staff shortages, help young people with secondary and higher education to gain their first work experience, apply acquired knowledge and develop new skills, as well as to improve their work habits. “A large number of young people have a desire to work in the public sector and here is an opportunity to give them the chance to gain work experience and thus motivate them to stay in the country. We must be aware that we have a serious task to shape young people to be responsible, hardworking and ready to respond to every task set by their employers, “as the Mayor told the directors of public companies. Priority for inclusion in the program is given to employers from the private sector, especially those from devastated areas. The program is planned to include 10,000 young people with secondary and higher education, up to 30 years of age, who have no work experience and are registered by National Employment Service.