EIZ: Labour Demand up 72% Compared to February 2021

By 2 March 2022
EIZ: Labour Demand up 72% Compared to February 2021
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ZAGREB, 2 March 2022 - The EIZ Online Vacancy Index (OVI) for February shows continued positive trends on the Croatian labour market as labour demand increased by 72% from February 2021, the Zagreb Institute of Economics (EIZ) said on Wednesday.

"Positive movements on the labor market, which have been recorded since mid-2021, continue. According to OVI index for February 2022, labor demand is 72% higher than in February 2021, and 41 and 35% higher than in February 2020 and 2019 respectively," the EIZ said on its website.

The most sought-after occupations in February this year were salespersons, cooks, waiters, warehouse workers and bookkeepers.

The EIZ said that 43% of job advertisements offered permanent employment, while 44% offered fixed-term employment. Some 1.9% mentioned the possibility of working from home, while 3% of advertisements targeted pensioners, reflecting the trend of higher demand for pensioners in the past months. 

The OVI is a monthly index of online job advertisements developed by the EIZ in cooperation with the MojPosao job search website to provide timely information on current labour demand.

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