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Slovak labour market has huge gaps

Slovakia's labour market lacks some kinds of workers, Ľuboš Sirota, the general director of Austrian personnel services provider Trenkwalder, said in Bratislava on December 10 during an HNClub (Hospodarske Noviny Klub) discussion forum.

Slovakia's labour market lacks some kinds of workers, Ľuboš Sirota, the general director of Austrian personnel services provider Trenkwalder, said in Bratislava on December 10 during an HNClub (Hospodarske Noviny Klub) discussion forum.

It's not only the need for qualified construction and engineering industry workers that is currently evident in Slovakia, but the country doesn't have enough managers or production operators, Sirota said during the forum, which focused on 'How to Solve the Need for Qualified Workers'.

He thinks Slovakia got caught in a kind of self-made trap, which is that the investors who have come to Slovakia didn't expect to see wages rising rapidly, and that the investors only focused on the car industry. Another reason is that the Slovak labour market isn't attractive enough for EU employees in terms of the wages being offered. Moreover, the state restricts the import of labour from countries that aren't part of the EU. All this creates a situation where there's a need for a considerable number of (human resource) capacities, Sirota said. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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