3rd July 2017

Prague.tv: Lots of unfilled jobs at the start of the summer

Labor Offices in Prague and Central Bohemia are looking for a high number of people this year to fill jobs. Builders and cooks in particular are in demand, Prague.tv writes.. 

In Prague, there are some 33,699 job openings. Central Bohemia has a bit fewer, at 22,238 in May, according to Labor Offices.

The unemployment rate was less than 2 percent in the Prague-East district. Prague-West and Benešov had an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent. Mladá Boleslav, where Škoda Auto is the largest employer in the Czech Republic, also had low unemployment. In Prague, the unemployment rate was 2.9 percent. The Kladno area had the highest unemployment in the region.

Despite many openings, some people still can't find work due to a lack of sufficient skills. The most frequent visitors to labor offices in May were low-skilled people with basic or secondary vocational education, an apprenticeship certificate or a secondary education with a school-leaving certificate. The average age of an unemployed person was 42.8 years.

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