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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13th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Significant increase in wage required for Blue card holders

Blue Card is a residence permit in the Czech Republic intended for highly qualified employees from the countries outside the EU. One of the basic requirements is a certain amount of wage, which must be at least 1.5 times the average gross wage in the Czech Republic. From 1 May 2020, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs announced a significant increase in this amount to CZK 51,188 per month, which is a difference of around CZK 3,500 compared to last year.
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11th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


T.Petyovský: Czech visas which expired during state of emergency

"In connection with the COVID-19 pandemic the state of emergency was declared in the Czech Republic from March 13th, 2020 and will probably end on May 17th, 2020...
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22nd April 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Free immigration consultations

Employment, stay and movement of foreigners in the Czech Republic during the state of emergency.  The extraordinary measures taken to combat the pandemic coronavirus bring daily a number of new legal issues in the areas of employment, stay and possible travelling of foreigners in the Czech Republic.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic