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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30th June 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


Is pay raise or different job the key to increasing prosperity?

CSSD has set the goal of increasing the average wage by 45%. Everyone should be for it, as long an employment stays high. The question, then, is how to achieve this. A quick analysis of the occupational structure of the Czech economy shows that the economy still generates more jobs in low-wage occupations and fewer jobs in high-wage occupations than advanced economies of the EU. CSSD's focus on building a research economy seems the best bet of the four policy solutions they have proposed.
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9th June 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


AmCham CZ: Manufacturing in the Czech Republic: National Employment and Median Wage by occupation 2011-2016 - report

AmCham Czech Republic publishes a new report within the Czech Workforce series. Wage increases in 2016 reflect the growing tightness in the labor market, due to the large decline in working age people. The situation accelerated in 2016, particularly in the blue collar market. The government's favored policies of increasing public sector wages and keeping a clamp on non-EU workforce are shaking the equilibrium between demand and supply. The question is whether the outcome will be the desired increase in wages while maintaining high employment, or the departure of a substantial number of blue collar jobs to other EU countries with either lower cost or higher productivity. 
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25th April 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


Czech Workforce Report 5 updated for 2016 data: Ústecký region: Employment & Median Wage 2011-2016

The region experienced employment drop during the 2011-2016 period; more manual than non-manual jobs were eliminated in the period. However, year-on-year in 2016, 3,300 jobs were added, both manual and non-manual.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic