Demand for workers in the Czech Republic is at a record high

Post date: Mar 27, 2018 6:6:32 AM

Demand for workers in the Czech Republic is at a record high

The Czech Republic continues to enjoy the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union. According to the data of the Central Bureau of Statistics in the Czech Republic, in November 2017, the unemployment level in the country was around 2.5%. The unemployment rate of men during that month was only 2%, whereas that of the women was 3%.

The total demand for workers has risen to a record high of 216,000 at the end of 2017. In fact, many companies are have difficulties in recruiting high quality employees and the significance is felt in every state. In Prague, for example, there is a shortage of electric tram and bus drivers, a shortage which is creating long lines and waiting periods in the public transportation stops. 

Higher wages in other states in the European Union has led many to seek chances at employment outside of the Czech Republic. In addition, the Czech Republic has a very strict policy in the field of work licenses for foreigners, so that a shortage of both high skill and high wage jobs and a low skill, low wage workers is formed. 

Experts in the field of labor criticize the education system in the Czech Republic on two accounts: according to them, it stresses theoretical aspects at the expense of practical knowledge or on the job training. These experts also claim that there will be no choice eventually but to raise the wages in order to fill vacant job openings. They further warn that a high demand for workers harms economic growth and slows the rate of production. 

On the other hand, the absence of workers impacts those manufacturers who are having a hard time maintaining and operating assembly lines based on small scale labor. According to Czech Republic Labor Ministry, at the end of 2017 the highest demand was for assembly line workers, drivers, blacksmiths, cleaners, welders and chefs. Before you is the full list of the requirements for workers in the Czech Republic as of the end of 2017 by category and number:

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