Employment Service: Over 17 Thousand New Jobs to Appear in Slovenia

The latest data from Statistics Service is published in Slovenia. According to the published information, the total number of the employed population in the country in the first quarter of 2019 was 978 thousand people, which is 1.5% more than in the same period of 2018. The number of employed persons increased by 2.5%, and the number of self-employed people – by 4.6%.

In total, 720 thousand people worked under an indefinite term employment contract, and 117 thousand employees used a fixed-term contract. As compared to the first quarter of 2018, the share of employees working under an indefinite term employment contract increased by 6%, while the share of employees with fixed-term contracts decreased by 14.6%. Besides, 56.1% of the employed population are persons with secondary education, 9.3% are persons with primary or incomplete secondary education, and 34.6% are persons with secondary vocational or higher education.

In turn, the specialists of the Employment Service predict that in the next six months, employers will need the services of 31,400 employees due to the expansion of production, maternity leave for full-time employees or the retirement of employees. In the next six months, about 17,300 vacancies will be opened in the country. The greatest demand, according to employers, will be observed in the field of construction, real estate operations, in various spheres of commercial activities. Among the most requested specialists are long distance drivers, truck drivers, manufacturing workers, bricklayers, welders, salespeople, and electricians.

It should be noted that over the past six months, 44.6% of the country’s employers faced a shortage of personnel, while large companies lacked 66% of employers. The greatest difficulties were experienced by employers in the hospitality industry, health care, social protection, services (cleaning, security, etc.), construction, manufacturing, transport, and logistics. Half of the employers compensate for staff shortages with overtime employment of full-time employees, almost a quarter of employers – with cooperation with contractors, more than 20% – through retraining (advanced training) of staff.

Source: dnevnik.si