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.

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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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8th March 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


International Survey on retirement: Sleepwalking into retirement poverty?

People in Europe, the USA and Australia could be sleepwalking into long-term saving and spending problems. The ING International Survey Savings 2019, the eighth in an annual series, confirms that 61% of people living in 13 European countries worry about having enough money in retirement. Responses are similar in the USA and Australia.
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4th March 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


expats.cz: The Czech Republic is the world’s best country for women to work, says Forbes

The Czech Republic has been rated as the #1 country for women to work, according to a new Forbes article based on data collected in the most recent InterNations survey.
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8th January 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


EC Women in Digital Scoreboard: Czechia ranks low, gender pay gap in the ICT sector among highest in the EU

The European Commission has launched an annual scoreboard to monitor women's participation in the digital economy. Czechia ranks 24th, behind Estonia (7th), Austria (13th), Slovakia (20th), Poland (21st) and Hungary (23rd). 
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic