Czech government moves to address shortage of labour

Published: 31.10.2023 Related countries:  Korea (south) Korea (south)

Foreign workers key amid long-term low unemployment rate

The Czech government has moved to address the shortage of qualified workers on the country’s labour market, approving a proposal put forward by the Ministry of Industry and Trade to increase quotas for foreign workers from third countries by 20,000 as of 2024.According to figures by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czechia currently recruits around 13,500 foreign workers per year. However, some industries continue to face a serious shortage of labour, either due to a lack of specialists in the field or because Czechs are less interested in the given field of work. The Minister of Industry and Trade, Jozef Síkela, says that if the employers use the total amount proposed, it could bring over CZK 93 million to the state coffers in administrative fees alone.

Source: Czech Radio
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