Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

29th November 2016 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

HR experts on workforce shortage in the Czech Republic - opinions, data, possible solutions

The total number of available jobs by the end of 2015 was around 108,000, which, compared to the situation in January 2015, represents an increase by nearly 75%, says Ladislav Kučera, Managing Director of Hays Czech Republic, adding that even despite the significant rise in the number of available jobs and hard to fill jobs, companies have not yet resorted to significant wage increases.
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2nd October 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Hays Global Skills Index: No. of vacancies in the Czech Republic up by 40 % in 2016

Hays Global Skills Index in collaboration with Oxford Economics looks into seven components - Education flexibility, Labour market participation, Labour market flexibility, Talent mismatch, Overall wage pressure, Wage pressure in high-skill industries, and Wage pressure in high-skill occupations. 
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20th September 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Eurostat: Average length of working life of Czechs is just above 35 years

In 2016, people in European Union (EU) could be expected to work for an average of 35.6 years, up by 1.8 years compared with 2006, Eurostat writes. The Czech Republic had the expected average working life at the EU average of 35.6 years.
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18th September 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs CEE emigrants could boost their countries' economies

Currently, around 7 million mainly young, skilled and educated Bulgarian, Czechs, Hungarians, Poles, Slovaks and Romanians (CEE-6) live and work in Western Europe. The return of even a relatively small portion of these would boost regional GDP, for example, by stimulating the development of real estate markets, writes.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic