Which occupations do companies lack the most employees?

The labour centre publishes the shortage occupation list for simplified employment of workers from non- EU countries.

(Source: TASR )

The Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre (ÚPSVaR) has published a list of occupations for which there is a high demand. The most sought after are building construction specialists, specialist nurses, assembly workers and welders as well as doctors, programmers and drivers.

Since May of this year, Slovakia has simplified the conditions for employing people from outside the European Union. However, this only applies to selected occupations where labour offices record the lack of a qualified labour force and districts with an unemployment rate lower than 5 percent. The list of shortage occupations is determined at the tripartite level and published on the ÚPSVaR’s website.

The greatest lack of labour force is in the Bratislava Region, where up to 70 shortage occupations have been identified, including, for example, building construction specialists, specialist nurses, food shop assistants, car mechanics and assembly workers.

Read also:Government accelerates hiring from abroad Read more 

The Trnava Region ended up second, where ÚPSVaR knows about 55 occupations that are experiencing shortages, followed by the Nitra Region with 42 professions with a scarcity of workers, the Trenčín, Žilina, Banská Bystrica and Košice regions.

Several regions are lacking mechanical engineering and construction specialists and welders as well as doctors, programmers, drivers, warehouse workers and butchers.

In total, there are 29 districts in seven (out of eight) regions where the average unemployment rate was less than 5 percent last year.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Investors pursued projects and transactions despite the virus

Investors pursued projects and transactions despite the virus. Check out the 2020 investment highlights from Slovakia.

The visualisation of new Istropolis building

Better times ahead for the Calvary in Bratislava

The last preserved station was restored this summer.

The last preserved station of the Stations of the Cross in Bratislava

Why you need to buy a belt

On this Black Friday, with society teetering on the brink of chaos, I ask that we all do our part.

Roundup: Bratislava’s Old Market Hall hosts Christmas markets

If you have not watched the 'Dracula' miniseries, filmed in Slovakia last year, it is about time.

Bratislava’s Old Market Hall will provide visitors with Christmas vibes in the coming four weeks. Each week, from Wednesday to Saturday, people can do a little bit of Christmas shopping at the venue.