Profesia website marked a record number of job offers last year

The website specialising in the labour market recorded almost 275,000 job offers, with the numbers rising in all regions of Slovakia.

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Profesia.sk had a record number of vacancies advertised – almost 275,000 – last year, with the figure representing an increase of more than 10 percent against 2016.

Almost 45 percent of the offers were located in the Bratislava Region, the TASR newswire wrote on January 4; but the number of ads from employers grew in every Slovak region and the gaps in percentages for various regions declined slightly compared to 2016.

The difference in percentage was greatest in the Nitra Region: in a single year, the job offers rose from 23,631 to almost 33,000, meaning an increase by almost 40 percent.

Most interesting sectors

From the top sectors on offer, production, transport and logistics grew the most in 2017. However, the most job offers were recorded in administration.

As for jobseekers, they showed the greatest interest in administrative jobs. These offers are more sought-after than those in IT or technology.

The always growing offer and the decreasing number of the unemployed result in constant changes to the labour market. Companies keep decreasing their demands in the advertisements. This means, for example, that the number of offers apt for graduates is on the rise. While in 2015, 26.7 percent of ads did not require previous work experience, in 2017 it was as much as 35.5 percent. The reduction of employers’ requirements can be seen in offers that state a Master’s degree as a condition for applicants. Last year, only 8 percent of ads included such a requirement, Nikola Richterová of Profesia informed TASR.

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