Slovakia - Labour market shortage and the recruitment of foreign labour - May 31, 2016

The labour market is becoming overheated with more and more employers reporting difficulty filling their vacancies with qualified labour, due to the shrinking pool of suitable employees. Sectors most affected by the shortages are IT and industrial production. While employers have started searching abroad for labour, the labour ministry refuses to ease employment requirements for people from non-EU member countries and would like to see vacancies filled by people registered with job offices or those lured back home.


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