Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

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20th February 2018 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


AmCham CZ: Brains and Brawn: Melding research & high-tech production

A day after CVUT and GE announced a research agreement that should make the university a top center for aviation research in Europe, AmCham manufacturing members met in the AmCham offices to compare notes on current and future challenges.
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29th June 2018 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


Quotas on work permits: discussion with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Interior taken place at the AmCham

On June 28 the American Chamber of Commerce hosted a discussion roundtable on quotas for work permits for foreigners with the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Interior. The discussion covered decision of the cabinet on the number of work permits for foreigners to simplify the application process. 
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28th June 2018 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


AmCham CZ: Czech Population & Employment Trends - report

The percentage of people 65 or over has increased by 4.3% since 2007, and almost 19% of Czechs are now in this category. That is one of the highest percentages in the benchmark. Median age in the country is 41.9 and 4% of population is aged 80 or over. Men and women between 55-64 were the reason the Czech economically active population grew in the past decade. Both active males and females between the ages of 15-54 declined. The country’s population has been shifting toward urban areas, and dramatically toward the Prague and Central Bohemia regions. Both Central Bohemia and Southern Moravia recorded large increases in their labor force while maintaining a high level of employment. View more findings in the latest report by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic. 
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17th May 2018 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


Leadership in the Digital Age according to Jonas Prising, CEO ManpowerGroup

"Helping people upskill and adapt to a fastchanging world of work will be the defining challenge of our time. We need aggressive workforce development to address the widening gap between the Haves and the Have Nots. Now is the time for leaders to be responsive and responsible: we cannot slow the rate of technological advance or globalization, but we can invest in employees’ skills to increase the resilience of our people and organizations. Individuals also need to nurture their learnability," Jonas Prising said during a discussion with CEOs of major companies operating in the Czech Republic.
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