Slovenia became the new Germany for the Balkans: Last year a record number of work permit applications

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Construction workers / illustration Photo: EPA / GEORGI LICOVSKI

In Slovenia past year there is considerable increasing demand for employment of foreigners. The Employment Office announced that in 2021 year were received 52.281 work permit applications, which is the most since 2015 year, when the current system was introduced, said STA.

Slovenia thus surpassed the previous record of 48.127 work permit applications received in 2019 year, when foreign employment in Slovenia was the highest in recent years.

It is stated that out of 52.281 requests received during 2021 year, 46.264 have been approvedand rejected 6.017. The increased interest of foreigners to work in Slovenia is a consequence и on structural labor market imbalances, whereas the demand of employers in this country is far above the current supply.

In Slovenia, foreigners are mainly employed in activities who are they characterized by fieldwork и under difficult conditions, as such as construction, transport, production, catering и agriculture.

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