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Czech Republic: Government restores the programme for labour migration (Unofficial translation)

As of Monday 15 June 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has partially restored the Qualified Worker Programme, which enables employers operating in the Czech Republic to employ qualified foreign workers from specific countries. The programme was stopped during the Covid-19 pandemic but is now re-launched for workers from Ukraine, which is the second biggest source of foreign workers in Czechia.

Currently, around 200 employers are looking for 1,000 Ukrainian workers, particularly in the construction and machinery manufacturing sectors where there is a shortage in Czechia.

Workers from other countries in the programme (such as Belarus, Philippines, India) are not allowed to apply as Czech embassies are not yet fully in operation there due to the development of the pandemic.