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Nabídka ukrajinské migrační pracovní síly a její poptávka v Česku
The supply of and demand for Ukrainian migrant labour in the Czech Republic

Author(s): Dušan Drbohlav, Patrik Budský, Dita Čermáková, Milan Lupták, Eva Janská, Zdeněk Čermák, Dagmar Dzúrová, Lukáš Valenta, Petr Weisser, Miroslav Žilka, František Freiberg
Subject(s): Labor relations
Published by: Výzkumný ústav práce a sociálních věcí
Keywords: Ukrainians;international labour migration;Ukraine;Czech Republic;European Union;manufacturing industry;integration;

Summary/Abstract: The article compares findings from research conducted in Ukraine, where potential migrants to the Czech Republic (and the European Union) were surveyed concerning the causes and organisation of their planned migration, their qualitative characteristics and their expectations of migration, with the results of surveys conducted in Czech companies concerning the demand for labour and the employment of foreign workers in the Czech Republic. The research was based on four research approaches, two of which (questionnaire surveys of migrants and interviews with experts) were conducted in Ukraine and two (questionnaire surveys and interviews with senior managers and personnel department staff) in Czech industrial companies. The results revealed the continuing high degree of migration attractiveness of the Czech Republic, especially in Transcarpathian Ukraine, the dominant role of the social networks of relatives and acquaintances in arranging work abroad and, conversely, the very low attractiveness of the use of recruitment agencies. The registration of documents and obtaining a work visa were cited as the most significant obstacles to the planning of migration to the Czech Republic. The migration of Ukrainians mainly concerns the secondary labour market, despite the fact that industrial companies in the Czech Republic continue to express a shortfall of, and a high demand for, skilled workers. Further, the article presents a tool aimed at helping employers/companies to identify the problems faced by their foreign workers with concern to various aspects of integration. In addition, the article adds to the knowledge of the development of the Czech Republic in terms of the so-called migration cycle concept.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 14-19
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Czech