Czech Republic - Mobility stimulus package and attracting migrants - March 31, 2016

Labour offices are preparing a campaign with financial contributions towards travel expenses in order to encourage labour mobility. The ministry of social affairs first unveiled its plan to introduce financial compensations to boost labour mobility in October 2015. The finances will be covered from the state budget. Financial support towards travel expenses will be available to people who make less than an average salary; it can only be granted to those with a permanent work contract or a fixed-term contract exceeding one year. Besides, unable to find qualified locals, firms are keen to hire plumbers, welders, fitters and machinists from Ukraine. There is such a shortage in some areas that companies are willing to overlook the language barrier. A draft government project to attract Ukrainian employees so far only targeted at university graduates, but may be amended.

English: http://www.radio.cz/en/section/business/czech-labour-offices-to-subsidize …  

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/press-czech-firms-want-ukraine-workers-even …  

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