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Slovenia – Employers expect to create more than 16,000 jobs in first half of 2018

04 December 2017

Employers in Slovenia expect to create 16,500 jobs, or expand their workforce by 2.6%, during the first half of 2018, according to data from the Employment Service of Slovenia.

Demand is expected to come mainly from jobs in manufacturing, as well as truck drivers, welders, warehouse employees and salesmen. The data also showed that the biggest surge in the workforce is expected in construction (7.5%) and other business activities, which includes staffing agencies, security, cleaning and lease of cars and equipment (6.2%).

The Employment Service pointed to "significant structural imbalances on the labour market".

Meanwhile, the data also showed that on average, 43% of companies had trouble finding suitable staff, with the figure rising to 61% in big companies. The biggest shortage of workforce was reported by employers in hospitality (67.7%) and in construction (58.4%).

Eurostat figures showed the Slovenian unemployment rate for October stood at 6.2%.

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