18th May 2016

Radio Praha/Czech Radio: Employers complain programme to attract Ukrainian labour is hardly fast-track

Czech firms are having trouble filling positions for manual labour or industrial work, Czech Radio reports. Half-a-year ago, the government launched a pilot programme to attract foreigners, primarily from Ukraine, to the Czech Republic, by speeding up the visa application process. The emphasis was originally on skilled jobs such as IT; it turns out that what some companies need more is to fill vacancies for manual and factory jobs. That in itself is not a problem: what is, is that successful applicants aren’t being processed fast enough. Read full article here (in English).


Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic