Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Jobs website reports rise in job offers in H1 2011

The labour market began to show some favourable changes in the first half of 2011, with the number of jobs on offer soaring by 36 percent year-on-year, according to figures from the Profesia.sk job website, as reported by the TASR newswire. The highest numbers of job offers appeared in the engineering and telecommunications sectors, where the number of job vacancies nearly doubled on an annual basis.

The labour market began to show some favourable changes in the first half of 2011, with the number of jobs on offer soaring by 36 percent year-on-year, according to figures from the Profesia.sk job website, as reported by the TASR newswire. The highest numbers of job offers appeared in the engineering and telecommunications sectors, where the number of job vacancies nearly doubled on an annual basis.

From a regional point of view, Trenčín and Žilina Regions came out on top with annual rises of 38 and 37 percent respectively. Košice Region was at the other end of the scale (with a rise of only 2 percent). According to Profesia head Ivana Molnárová, similar developments were also seen in the first half of 2010, but this year's figures depict the situation on the job market in a more realistic light because the basis for comparison from last year is not as low as it was in preceding years, which saw massive slumps.

Only two sectors recorded drops in the number of jobs offered: state administration (31 percent) and pharmacy (11 percent).

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

Illustrative stock photo

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.