employment

Borchure for Croatian workers in Germany published

A brochure designed for Croatians looking for work in Germany, which contains information on labour and social rights in that country, was launched on Thursday at Zagreb's Europe House by the Croatian SSSH trade union federation and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Number of people in work in Croatia in December down by 17,100

The number of people in work in Croatia fell by 17,100 or 1.2% from November to 1.360 million at the end of December 2016, falling for the fourth consecutive month, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

Croatian Gov't approves employment of 7,026 foreigners in 2017

The Croatian government decided on Wednesday that the quota for the employment of foreigners in 2017 will be 7,026, including 5,211 new jobs, and adopted an action plan for the Public Administration Development Strategy.

Q3 employment up in EU and in Croatia by 0.2%

 The number of employed Croatians mildly rose in Q3 2016 compared to Q2, and it was within the average rise in the euro area and EU28, however, this increase was considerably slower than the rise registered in Q2, according to figures provided by the European Union's statistical office (EUROSTAT).

Eurostat: 1 in 5 unemployed persons in EU found a job in Q2

One in five job-seekers in the European Union found a job in the second quarter of 2016, show figures from the EU's statistical office Eurostat, suggesting that the pace of employment picked up mildly towards the middle of the year.

Number of employed persons in Croatia in September down 0.8%

A total of 1,401,783 people in Croatia were in gainful employment at the end of September 2016, which was 0.8% fewer than at the end of August 2016, according to initial data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Monday.

Employers, EBRD launch paid student training project

The Croatian Employers' Association (HUP) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Friday presented the Private Sector Youth Initiative project which would give university students, based on paid training in Croatian companies, greater chances in finding employment.

Croatia's job vacancy rate stable at highest level since EU entry

The job vacancy rate in Croatia in the second quarter of 2016 remained stable at its highest level since the country's entry into the European Union, according to figures released by the EU statistical office Eurostat on Friday.

HZZ: Demand for seasonal jobs on rise

A 3% rise in seasonal employment was registered in August compared to July, and demand for this type of employment also rose by 3.8%, according to figures provided by the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ).

Croatia only EU state to record employment fall in Q2

In the second quarter of 2016, Croatia was the only European Union member state with a decrease in employment in comparison with the previous quarter and Q2 2015, the EU statistical office Eurostat said on Tuesday.

Employment in Croatia up 1.1% in July

The number of people in paid employment in Croatia was 1.63 million at the end of July 2016, or 1.1% more than at the end of June, according to figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Wednesday.

Number of jobless Slovenians below 100,000 after 6 years

Slovenia's registered unemployment rate came to 10.8% in June when the number of Slovenians out of work fell below 100,000 for the first time since October 2010, the national statistical office reported on Tuesday.

Croatian Youth Network urges systematic youth employment measures, says will hold protest march

MMH representatives said they and their partners would organise a number of activities in September to open discussions on that topic.

Number of persons employed up by 1.5 pct in June

In June 2016, there were 1.397 million persons employed in Croatia, an increase of 1.5 percent on the month, with employment going up for the third consecutive month, the national statistical office said on Friday.

Eurozone unemployment stagnates at 10.1 per cent

Unemployment in the eurozone remained unchanged in June at 10.1 per cent, its lowest level in five years, new data showed Friday.

OECD: Employment levels improving, but wages remain stagnant

Employment in advanced economies is slowly improving, but wages remain low, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Thursday.

May sees 1.9 pct more persons employed

Croatia had 1,376,697 persons employed in May, up 1.9% on the month, and 232,327 jobless, down 8.7% on the month, the national statistical office said on Thursday.

Employers' association slams suspension of on-the-job training scheme for young people

The Croatian Employers Association (HUP) does not support the cancellation or suspension of active employment measures such as on-the-job training for young people, HUP said on Tuesday.

EU seeks to improve its appeal to highly skilled foreign workers

Highly skilled workers from around the world should in future face fewer hurdles to seeking employment in the European Union, under proposals unveiled on Tuesday aimed at attracting more global talent.

Croatia's employment rate in April up 1.3% month on month

Figures from the National Employment Service (HZZ) show that 254,591 job seekers were registered with the HZZ at the end of April, or 7.9% less than the previous month.

EUR 1.85b in European funds secured for youth employment in Croatia

"Over the past 100 days this government has done a lot to draw funds from the EU and in other matters," she told reporters after a government session, adding that Croatia was accredited two days ago.

Number of employed people in Croatia in March down 0.2%

The total number of employed people in Croatia decreased in March 2016 by 0.2% to 1.334 million, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Friday.

EU employment rate above 70%, Croatia's among lowest

Last year the employment rate of the EU population aged 20-64 slightly exceeded 70 percent, while Croatia remained in a group of countries with the lowest rates, a report by the European Union's statistical office shows.

Croatia expects employment to rise 3.7 pct by 2020

Croatia expects employment to increase 3.7 percent by 2020 in comparison with 2014, in which 12 of 83 observed professions will play a key role, a round table heard in Zagreb earlier in the week, organised by the National Council for the Development of Human Resources (NVRLJP).

Reformist Party chief warns against growing causal employment

Cacic called on lawmakers to support his initiative to amend the relevant legislation and urged the government to address this matter in the next three months.

Reiner: Croats with same employment conditions in Switzerland as other EU citizens by summer

"We are trying to speed that up. However, I wish to stress that that protocol was never intended to be discriminating against Croatian citizens," she said.

Only five ministries hire disabled workers in 2015

According to the report compiled by Ombudswoman Anka Slosnjak, of 8,530 employers subject to the obligation to hire disabled persons, some 2,500 were those in the public sector and nearly 6,000 in the private sector.

Number of employed people in Croatia in February down 0.8%

The total number of employed people in Croatia decreased in February 2016 for the seventh month in a row, by 0.8% to HRK 1.3 million, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Thursday.

Croatia has EUR 1.8 bn available from EU Social Fund

As part of EU Funds Week, taking place on March 7-11, the Labour and Pension System Ministry on Thursday presented operating programmes for the absorption of money from the (ESF) which foresees 1.8 billion euro for Croatia in the 2016-2020 period.

Half a million in Bosnia out of work, jobless rate exceeds 42 pct

Nearly 540,000 people in Bosnia and Herzegovina are looking for a job which means that the country with the population of 3.8 million has the unemployment rate of 42.9%, according to figures released by the Bosnian Employment Agency on Friday.

1pct fewer employed in Croatia in Jan

The total number of employed persons in Croatia in January fell month on month for the six consecutive month, by 1%, the State Bureau of Statistics (DZS) reported on Monday.

Croatia among EU countries with slowest employment pace

In the third quarter of 2015 Croatia was among the EU members whose unemployed citizens had most difficulties in finding work, according to a report released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, on Friday.

EC report shows huge differences in jobless rate among EU countries

Presenting a report on employment and social developments in Europe in 2015, Filip Tanay said the 75% employment target was achieved only in Sweden and was lowest in Greece at 55%.

Minister bans new hiring in health sector

Health Minister Dario Nakic on Tuesday decided to impose a temporary ban on hirings in health institutions. The minister's decision followed after he saw figures according to which 500 people were given permanent employment contracts between November 8, 2015, when the parliamentary elections were held, and January 25, 2016.

Croatia among few EU states with employment decrease

In Q3 2015, the number of persons employed in Croatia decreased 0.6 percent from Q2, when it increased 0.1%. In Portugal, employment decreased 0.5% and in Malta 0.3%.

Number of industrial sector workers down

Work productivity in the first nine months of 2015 increased by 3.2 per cent compared with the same period in 2014.

EC to publish autumn economic forecast Thursday

The European Commission will present its autumn economic forecast, including information on GDP, inflation, employment, budget deficit and public debt in the member states, ...