Although the number of managers remains below the 2011 level, it increased by 8% y-o-y in 2016 (3,200 positions added, mainly in the private sector). The numbers of professionals, technicians and clerical workers exceed their 2011 totals, most remarkably in the case of professionals (an increase by 11%, or 17,300 positions, since 2011, mainly in the private sector).
After two years of stagnating beer consumption in the Czech Republic, domestic consumer interest has gone up. Some 16.38 million hectoliters of beer were consumed in the Czech Republic last year, nearly 200,000 hectoliters more than the year before, according to the Czech Brewery and Malt Association (ČSPS). The number of breweries also increased, Prague.tv writes.
Professor Antonín Holý dedicated himself to basic research that brought forth effective agents against HIV and hepatitis. His parent institute now ranks among the best facilities in the Czech Republic.
European Commission publishes results of study on effectiveness of EU rules on state aid for research, development and innovation.
Travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for destinations, recognizing travelers’ favorite places around the world. The newly released rankings also calculated the cheapest time of year to travel to the Czech capital, Expats.cz says.
The region experienced employment drop during the 2011-2016 period; more manual than non-manual jobs were eliminated in the period. However, year-on-year in 2016, 3,300 jobs were added, both manual and non-manual.
Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy
- 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
- 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
- 3) Health Care as an export industry
- 4) Government as a competitive advantage
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