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Employment news from Slovakia

Employers struggle to find workers

The employment of some jobless being thwarted by their poor education, the ineffective support of regions and barriers to doing business, PAS report suggests.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. May 2017, at 6:30

The long-term unemployed are finding it difficult to find work.

Firms ready to increase wages

They are expected to grow the most in trade and distribution, information technologies, and the automotive sector, and the least in the banking and energy sectors.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. May 2017, at 9:00

Science not interesting for girls

Slovak girls become interested in the so-called STEM subjects only as 12-year-olds.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. May 2017, at 9:30

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Fathers also take care of their children

The growing number of men in Slovakia stay home with their children. But are the current rules sufficient?Radka Minarechová, 12. May 2017, at 12:00

An increasing number of men are staying home with their children.

People are endangered by poverty

The most endangered are households with three and more dependent children and single parents with at least one child.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. May 2017, at 11:50

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EcoMin proposes to cut ‘useless bureaucracy’

Businesses welcome proposed measures, but say more needs to be done.Jana Liptáková, 11. May 2017, at 14:05

Economy Minister Peter Žiga

300 people protest easier working conditions for foreigners

The labour minister promised to work towards enacting policies that would prevent so-called social dumping or the use of foreign workers as cheap labour.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. May 2017, at 14:04

Fico presents measures to help improve Slovak standards of living

He proposes to increase the minimum wage and surcharges for night and weekend work, ban social dumping and more.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. May 2017, at 2:07

PM Fico introducing new labour measures in Nitra on May Day.

Employment agencies close shop

The changes to business of temporary employment agencies have caused serious problems to them.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Apr 2017, at 9:30

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Coalition SNS seeks mandatory 13th salary

The business sector claims that such a step would lead to speculation and slow the growth of wages.Jana Liptáková, 26. Apr 2017, at 20:48

Andrej Danko, head of the Slovak National Party (SNS) at the party congress in Sliač.

Unions will protest against new rules for hiring foreigners

They claim that foreign workers do not have the same conditions as their Slovak colleagues.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Apr 2017, at 13:44

Emil Machyna

Businesses complain about quality of business environment

RÚZ has begun to believe that discussing the minimum wage is a waste of time.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Apr 2017, at 3:46

RÚZ president Miroslav Kiraľvarga

Quality of digitally skilled applicants dropped

The most significant drop was seen in the engineering and technical positions which currently struggle the most to find appropriate staffers.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Apr 2017, at 6:30

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Trade unions propose to hike minimum wage to €492

Employers call for a formula with pre-set indicators for calculating an annual increase of the minimum wage.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Apr 2017, at 21:33

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Where are the workers?, investors ask

Foreign chambers of commerce conducted a regular survey among investors.Jana Liptáková, 10. Apr 2017, at 7:00

Investors would like to see more students joining dual education.

Speaking Slovak still opens doors to many jobs for foreigners

Employers most frequently fill the more qualified and top positions with people from countries that perform better economically than Slovakia, while less qualified employees come from countries with lower GDP.Paulína Martanovičová31. Mar 2017, at 6:30

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Survey: Foreign investors most upbeat about economy in eight years

Lack of qualified labour increases wage costs.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Mar 2017, at 22:56

A firm’s owner can impede generational succession

Seven key ways to deal with transition of a family business.Mario Fondati29. Mar 2017, at 6:30

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Slovakia to open labour market to foreigners

The current rules for employing non-EU nationals will change in April.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Mar 2017, at 14:24

A group of 13 business organisations and chambers of commerce put together 20 recommendations for politicians in Slovakia in mid-November

Trade unionists and management of Kia carmaker agree on higher wages

They will sign the document on Tuesday, March 28.27. Mar 2017, at 22:41

Car manufacturing in Kia Motors Slovakai in Teplička nad Váhom.