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March job vacancies jump by 9 percent

THE TOTAL number of job vacancies in Slovakia rose by 9 percent month-on-month in March according to the Profesia.sk employment website.

THE TOTAL number of job vacancies in Slovakia rose by 9 percent month-on-month in March according to the Profesia.sk employment website.

This positive development was due primarily to the industrial sector, which offered more new jobs in March than at any other time in the past 16 months.

“Companies [in industry] in March published 18 percent more job vacancies than in February 2010,” said Profesia.sk’s spokesperson Lucia Burianová, as quoted by the TASR newswire. She added that this represented a significant rise of 30 percent year-on-year.

The number of job advertisements published on Profesia’s website last month was the highest in the past year and the number of vacancies rose in almost all spheres for the first time since the beginning of the economic crisis.

“The figures are well short of pre-crisis levels, however,” noted Burianová.

Job vacancies in March rose mainly in manufacturing, in electricity distribution, tourism, hotels and restaurants.


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