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Japa: Czech Republic launches new work portal to attract Nigerians and other tech experts

Japa Czech Republic launches new work portal to attract Nigerians and other tech experts

Czechia has taken a significant step to bolster its labour market by launching a new portal, “Work in Czechia,” aimed at attracting foreign experts, particularly in the technology sector.

This strategic move places Czechia among a growing list of European countries actively seeking to draw in skilled professionals to address labour shortages and support economic growth.

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The decision to launch the Work in Czechia portal comes in response to the increasing demand for qualified professionals in the tech industry.

The portal not only highlights the various opportunities available in Czechia but also provides comprehensive guidance on navigating the visa process.

The Work in Czechia platform emphasizes the diverse range of industries open to foreign workers, with a particular focus on technology.

It aims to offer foreign professionals both career growth and personal fulfilment, making Czechia an attractive destination for those looking to advance their careers in a dynamic environment.

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By providing detailed information about job opportunities and the visa process, the portal aims to streamline the entry of skilled workers into the country.

Czechia’s efforts are in line with broader European initiatives to address the tech talent gap.

In 2022, the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) launched the Deep Tech Talent Initiative, targeting the upskilling of one million individuals in deep tech fields by 2025.

The launch of Work in Czechia is timely, given the significant increase in the number of international workers in the country.

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), labour shortages have driven Czech employers to seek talent from abroad.

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As of December 2023, the number of foreign workers in Czechia had surged to over 823,900, a substantial increase from previous years.

This influx includes a notable number of workers from Ukraine, reflecting the country’s growing appeal as a destination for international professionals.

Data from the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) indicates that in the first three quarters of last year, a total of 4.23 million workers were registered in Czechia.

By the end of the year, labour offices had recorded 823,945 international workers, with nearly half of them coming from EU countries.