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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9th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Monster.cz: Ostrava - the city of a wide industrial heritage and scarce job openings for non-Czech speakers

Ostrava is sometimes called "Black Ostrava" and "Steel City" due to its heavy industry history. Ostrava's Vitkovice district was the center of the local iron and steel industry for decades. Though, this old image is slowly dispersing with promoting the industrial heritage as a part of an emerging tourism industry.
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5th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Eurostat: 1 in 10 Czech employees has temporary contract

The share of employees with a temporary contract has increased slightly since 2010 (around 8%). The gap between the lowest and the highest wages did not widen. In relative terms, low median wages in services and low-skilled jobs recorded the highest growth.
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24th April 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Czech Statistical Office: Commuters working in Prague make 16% of country's total employment

According to the Czech Statistical Office, over 40% of employees working in Brno and Prague have attained tertiary education. Commuters working in Prague make 16% of the country's total employment.
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