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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.

Lack of qualified labour force remains to be a problem.(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.

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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.

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