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 April 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Večerník, Jiří (ed.): Work, values, well-being. Czech reality in the European context

The book describes the fields of work and family in the Czech Republic in comparison with European countries using statistical and sociological surveys. The first part is devoted to the labour market and education. The second part aims at objective and subjective well-being, their indicators and determinants. The third part describes work and life values including religion. To each part, a “historical appendix” is attached using less recent sources and describing former initiatives in given areas.
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26th April 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

ABSL on trends in the business service sector in the Czech Republic

Business services centres providing services in the field of information technologies R&D and logistics grew the fastest last year within the Czech business services segment. The entire sector reported 19% growth and the number of employees reached 89,000, a survey conducted by ABSL, the Association of Business Service Leaders shows. Also, business services sector will soon be less dependent on employees who speak foreign languages, ABSL adds.
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9th April 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

OECD: What skills are in high demand? Evidence from the OECD Skills for Jobs database

Several trends, such as technological change, population ageing and globalisation, are simultaneously affecting the demand and supply of different types of skills. This can generate skill shortages, particularly in countries where supply is not sufficiently responsive to changes in skill demand.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic