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Survey finds a positive mood in Slovakia’s labour market

According to a survey recently conducted by the Manpower personnel firm released on September 12 there is a prevailing positive atmosphere in the Slovak labour market, the TASR newswire reported. The poll, entitled the Manpower Labour Market Index, was conducted among 753 employers in Slovakia. It showed that 12 percent of the surveyed companies are planning to increase the number of their employees in the last quarter of 2011 while 10 percent are planning to cut staff, with what the firm called the ‘net labour market index’ standing at plus 2 percent.

According to a survey recently conducted by the Manpower personnel firm released on September 12 there is a prevailing positive atmosphere in the Slovak labour market, the TASR newswire reported.

The poll, entitled the Manpower Labour Market Index, was conducted among 753 employers in Slovakia. It showed that 12 percent of the surveyed companies are planning to increase the number of their employees in the last quarter of 2011 while 10 percent are planning to cut staff, with what the firm called the ‘net labour market index’ standing at plus 2 percent.

"The economy, employers and companies will be doing relatively well," said Jaroslava Rezlerová, the head of Manpower for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as quoted by TASR.

The processing industry appears most optimistic, with its index reaching plus 15 percent, followed by the wholesale and retail sector with plus 12 percent and construction at plus 7 percent.

The survey found that prospects for employment in agriculture are negative as the indicator stood at minus 14 percent, followed by state administration, health care and education at minus 13 percent.

Rezlerová said the survey is carried out in 41 countries on a regular basis and noted that her firm’s long-term experience is that the polls are quite accurate vis-a-vis upcoming developments in the labour market.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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