Civil Engineering Is the Most Developing Sector of the Country’s Economy According to the Number of Employees

Over the past year, about 64 thousand people have found work in the civil engineering industry. In the second half of 2019, construction companies plan to employ 31,100 workers.

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In addition to civil engineering, the largest number of vacancies in Slovenia is offered in such areas as healthcare, social protection, hospitality, manufacturing, as well as in transport and logistics.

Employer surveys also indicate that the most optimistic employment forecasts are recorded in the real estate business, in which every other company expects growth in the scope of work. More than a third of companies working in various types of commercial activities, healthcare, social protection, information and communication technologies, construction and the hospitality industry have similar expectations.

According to recent data from employers, 66% of large companies in the country are facing a shortage of personnel. In the next six months, it is expected to open 400 new vacancies in real estate and about 2,000 new jobs in trade, in which 115 thousand people are employed.

Over the next six months, 4,000 new vacancies will be opened in the manufacturing industry, in which, over the past 2 years, 17,000 new jobs have been offered, and in which every fourth worker in the country is employed.

In general, the list of the most sought-after professions is as follows – at the top of the list, there are long-distance lorry drivers and truck drivers (1,760 vacancies), low-skilled workers (1,330 vacancies), bricklayers, welders, and shop assistants. At the same time, the demand for shop assistants, as compared to the last year’s expectations, will decrease, and the number of vacancies will drop by one third – by more than 900 persons. Meanwhile, the vacancies for electricians will increase by almost two thirds if compared to the last year.