Category: Employment

Economic Development, Employment

Employment programs and current causes of unemployment in B&H

There are currently several employment programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina financed by donor organizations, that operate alongside regular programs organized by Employment Offices. They are doing well in helping people gain the necessary skills for getting a job. Some training programs are better than others, some vocations are better paid than others, some people are more interested in …

Employment

Part II: Iceberg model and Employment Issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina /Thinking Out Loud/

You can read my first thinking out loud blog on Iceberg model and Employment Issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina here. As I wrote at the end of that blog, it was supposed to be continued over time, and here are some more insights… Updated Iceberg model, right click -> open image in the new tab to …

Economic Development, Employment

Why aren’t there more programmers in Banja Luka

I recently talked to a friend working in IT sector in Banja Luka and I thought I could write a few fresh insights. Situation in IT sector in Banja Luka Region is similar to other sectors regarding labor – we don’t have enough workers. Just like in other sectors, this is one of the main …

Employment, Uncategorized

Expensive real estates in Banja Luka are pushing young people to emigrate

Young people are leaving B&H, it’s a fact. There are several economy related reasons. But there are also reasons not directly related to economy. One of them, in my city (Banja Luka), is price of real estates. For example, in Paris you would need 1,3 average salaries to buy 1 square meter of a real estate, …

Employment

Iceberg model and Employment Issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina /Thinking Out Loud/

I have firstly encountered Iceberg Model somewhere on the Internet during 2017, in one of Leyla Acaroglu’s articles/blogs. It immediately made sense to me and I copied it to my notepad. In short, it’s a tool used to gain a deeper understanding of things. It illustrates that things we see or read about in newspapers …

Economic Development, Employment

Enterprises in Banja Luka Region mostly need workers with low level of knowledge and skills

It is possible to find a news article with lists of unemployed persons sorted by professions. But I don’t remember I ever found similar list of workers required by enterprises, sorted by professions. I got a chance to make such list for region of Banja Luka on Job Fair in June 2017. I’m aware that …

Employment

Review of Labour Force Survey in B&H 2017 – more realistic representation of workforce in RS

These days media in Republic of Srpska are reporting of 263 476 employed persons, which is the highest number in history, referring to data published by Employment Office of RS. At the same time, Agency for Statistics of B&H publishes Labour Force Survey 2017, given the information of 313 000 employed persons in RS. Where does …

Employment

How much incorrent secondary data are? (In context of employment in RS)

Republic of Srpska (federal unit of Bosnia and Herzegovina) has, based on Employment Office records, 116 274 job seekers as of October 2017. According to these data, unemployment is significant. Someone could say there is not enough jobs in Srpska, since these people can’t find one. Even Employment Office, in such deficit of jobs, published …