There are more than 12,721 veterans of the Great Patriotic War and more than 80,000 war veterans in Azerbaijan.

APA reports that the chairman of the State Employment Agency Mustafa Abbasbayli said this at a press conference on ensuring the employment of veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the social support provided to them.

He noted that so far, 17,000 people from this category have been directly involved and 12,188 people have been involved in self-employment programs.

Mustafa Abbasbayli noted that 16,700 people are expected to be involved in the self-employment program this year.