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

27th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

CBRE launches CEE & SEE Working from home survey Top 5 findings: Employees miss the human aspects of their regular offices

During the COVID-19 lockdown, CBRE, leader in the real estate consultancy market, has conducted a large-scale study about working from home experience by asking a total of 1,200 employees in Czech Republic, the CEE and SEE regions. What the respondents miss most are the communication with colleagues, the clear separation between work and leisure time and seeing otherswork around them, as indicates the CEE & SEE Working Home Survey launched by CBRE Research.
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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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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic