Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Almost half of Slovaks say they would work illegally

AS MANY as 47 percent of people in Slovakia are prepared to be employed illegally, according to a survey carried out by the Focus polling agency on behalf of the Profesia.sk job portal.

AS MANY as 47 percent of people in Slovakia are prepared to be employed illegally, according to a survey carried out by the Focus polling agency on behalf of the Profesia.sk job portal.

As many as 21 percent said that they would not mind at all working without a contract, while another 26 percent conceded that they would consider such an option, the TASR newswire cited the results of the survey.

The groups that were most willing to work without a contract were students (36 percent), respondents with a net monthly household income below €500 (28 percent), people living in small towns of between 20,000-50,000 inhabitants (30 percent) and those living in Prešov Region (27 percent).

A significant willingness to work without a contract, which means that nobody would pay taxes or social and health insurance deductions for the employee, was found among people aged 18-24 - as many as two-thirds of those asked. Only 6 percent of those who were entering the labour market said that they certainly would not work without a contract.

The willingness to work without a contract diminishes with age - in the age category of people aged 45-54 it was 42 percent, while 27 percent flatly rejected such a possibility. Around 29 percent of people older than 55 said they would definitely refuse to work illegally.

When it comes to spheres of work, the highest number of people willing to work illegally was found among non-qualified blue-collar workers - 54 percent - while only 15 percent from this group said that they would not work without a contract.

Source: TASR

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

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Vallo: I will face up to the people no matter what

The new Bratislava mayor has four broad priorities to accomplish.

Matúš Vallo discusses the municipal elections at the SME daily.

Slovakia has many skilful people. Students should meet them

The new project by the Pontis Foundation tries to motivate young people through stories of successful business people.

The presentation of This is 21 project

Fico sticks with his old-style politics

Only the former PM knows whether the inspiration for his latest stunt was the success of the For A Decent Slovakia-supported candidates in the municipal elections.

Denník N: Danko is a plagiarist

The daily analysed the thesis identical to that of Parliament's Speaker Andrej Danko to find it was copied from textbooks.

Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko