The Most Popular Professions of Primorska
There is a decrease in the number of open vacancies promising a carefree life. A desire to go back 20–30 years, when applicants of different professions received affirmative answers to almost all sent applications for employment, is a so called Utopia. The situation has changed dramatically since the desperate unemployed persons are faced with the fact that they not only get negative responses, but often nobody reacts to their applications at all!
The economic crisis has changed the balance in the labour market. Based on the annual data on the actual employers demand, data on the average number of unemployed people, and on the number of issued work permits, the Employment Service of Slovenia concludes on the types of professions that are in surplus and in deficit.
The futurists predict that the next 20 years, a number of professions will appear that are yet virtually unknown today, but the demand for which will gradually increase in the labour market. Such professions do not only concern the rapid development and implementation of modern technologies in everyday life. They also deal with a need for new industry specific professionals aware of interpersonal relationships, various needs of generations, and changes in demographic trends.
Therefore, what are the most demanded professions among the employers?
Employers will often seek employees possessing the following professions: truck and tractor drivers, welders, technical employees in the processing industry, retailers, commercial sales representatives, toolmakers, cleaners, waiters and governesses, turners, electricians, and cooks.
A lot of professions that are most requested by employers have been long considered as the deficit ones in the Slovenian labour market, which means that employment opportunities for these professionals are very high, particularly in the construction industry, in the spheres of transport and restaurant business, etc. Employers expect that candidates possess different skills and qualities. According to employers, the general scarce qualities include a lack of skills in solving problems independently, propensity for teamwork, organizational skills, etc.
The companies that in general employed about 332 thousand people have optimistic forecasts for the coming six months. In particular, they predict 1.4% growth in employment rates (in October last year the 0.6% growth rate was predicted). Besides, about 8,500 more new vacant positions are expected.
These employers registered at the Employment Service are quite encouraging. We can also notice the positive changes in terms of reducing the unemployment rate, which is associated with the economic growth. For the first time since March 2010, the total number of the unemployed is less than 100 thousand people (delo.si). Positive changes are expected in the next two years, which occurs mainly due to the export structure. Besides, private consumption will be strengthened, and the investments will grow. Employers, in particular, predict that companies will require about 20 thousand new employees in the next six months.
In the next six months, it is planned to open about 8,400 more new jobs, and the overall growth of the employment positive dynamics is estimated to be 1.4%. Employers expect that the greatest increase in the number of employed workers will be in various areas of business, which also relates to the employment agencies. Employers from the construction industry, restaurant business, transportation and logistics, and processing industry provide the equally optimistic forecasts, while the employment dynamics in the sphere of education will decrease.
The registration for receiving deficit professions scholarships in the 2016/2017 academic year is open!
From 15 June through 20 September 2016, the students that will be enrolled to the first 2016/2017 academic year of the secondary vocational schools can apply for the deficit professions scholarships. The time of application is no longer a criterion for the allocation of scholarships.
New scholarships can be assigned only to those first year students who study at the secondary vocational education institutions on the following programs:
> carver of metal,
> manufacturer of metal tools,
> vehicles repairman,
> graphic designer, artist,
> forestry worker, and
> chimney sweeper.
It is planned to allocate up to 1,000 scholarships of 100 euros each on a monthly basis. The scholarships for deficit professions will be allocated to the students for the whole period of study. They will be able to receive them simultaneously with some other scholarships, but this kind of scholarship cannot be paid together with a standard scholarship.