Czech Republic - Lowering of wage requirements for foreign labour recruitment - June 30, 2016

The proposal to lower the minimum wage requirements that employers have to pay new recruits from Ukraine is gaining momentum as the pilot project has not been much of a success. The result is so far 69 recruits, following applications from 46 companies. The government clearly expected more success when it set the annual quota of recruits at 500. The recruitment programme has been eyed with a lot of suspicion by the trades unions. They argue that a basic problem in the current skills shortage is the fact that local employers are not willing to pay the rates for the job or train workers up so that they can fill the vacancies.


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