Czechia - Opening up of the labour market for Ukrainian workers - May 31, 2018

 During a visit to the Ukraine the labour minister has examined why employers complain they can’t recruit Ukrainians quickly enough to fill gaps in the labour force. Employers say that the period between starting the recruitment process based on a long-term visa of one year or more and finally settling all the paperwork and bureaucratic hurdles can take nine months or even up to a year. The unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in April 2018 and, according to statistics, there are around 25,000 vacancies at labour offices that cannot be fulfilled. Shortages are especially high in jobs that are very physically and mentally demanding.

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