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.

Spotlight issue

21st March 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

FastCompany: Our Aging Population Can Be An Economic Powerhouse–If We Let It

With more and more people hitting what was once considered “retirement age,” it’s impractical for cities and communities to count on young people alone to act as economic drivers. Welcoming more older people into the workforce will not detract from the number of jobs available to younger workers.
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17th February 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

Czech Workforce Report 5: Employment & median wage by occupation in the Ústecký region for the period 2011-2015

According to AmCham Czech Workforce Report 5, the number of technicians in the Ústecký region exceeds the number of plant, machine operators / assemblers. Managers number fell in both sectors. Median wage growth in the private sector ranged from 7% to 11%, except for managers (-0.3%).
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14th February 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

ILO: More long-term care services for the elderly needed in Central-Eastern Europe

The share of public long-term care expenditure in terms of GDP in Central and Eastern Europe countries is generally less than half of that in OECD countries. It represents 0.7 per cent in the Czech Republic, 0.74 per cent in Poland and 0.53 per cent in Serbia compared to 1.7 per cent in OECD countries, the International Labour Organization ILO writes.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic