WORKFORCE SHORTAGE, Serbia’s crucial problem
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has met with the representatives of the metal and chemical industry associations of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce to discuss how to achieve more dynamic and sustainable economic growth. After the meeting, Ana Brnabic told Tanjug that the shortage of workforce was Serbia’s crucial problem at the moment. She also expects that, in addition to the introduction of dual education, there will be a greater influx of staff in Serbia. “We hope that many people will return to Serbia because of everything we are doing,” Brnabic said. Asked how concerning the data on workforce shortage in Serbia was, Brnabic said that, unfortunately, the state did not have enough data to accurately understand the extent of the problem. “On the one hand, unemployment is now around 11 percent, twice lower than in 2012 and 2013, but if you compare it with the EU, we are still a country with relatively high unemployment. We have relatively high unemployment, while on the other hand the economy has a workforce problem,” the prime minister said. She added that the two data should be cross-referenced in order to see how to help people find a job more easily, because, as she said, the economy apparently needed staff.
Izvor: RTS, Tanjug