Labour Force Demands of the Czech Manufacturing Industry in Changing Conditions of Industry 4.0

The first parts of the study are devoted to the demand for labor in the manufacturing industry, changes in the structure of labor supply and general technological trends affecting employment. The next part of the study is based on empirical data and contains findings from a questionnaire survey of companies and subsequent qualitative interviews with their representatives. It presents the current needs of employers and the problems of shortage of workers in selected branches of the manufacturing industry by occupational groups, as well as the expected development in the coming years, with specific regard to the trends associated with Industry 4.0.

Available online (in Czech).

Author:NTF, CTU
Year of issue:2020


Managing migration with a special focus on Ukraine as a tool for reducing the workforce deficit and increasing the competitiveness of Czech industry

Completed project

The main objective of the project is to uncover the potential of the Ukrainian labor force to reduce the expected shortage of labor force in selected sectors of mechanical engineering. In addition, the key professions and skills that should be covered by foreign labor force together with proposed forms and content of educational programs and accompanying support measures to accelerate the adaptation and integration of foreign labor in the relevant segment of the Czech labor market will be identified. An aim is to create a methodology for measuring the success and efficiency of migration and the integration of workers and to propose indicators for continuous monitoring of the impacts of individual technical professions' deficits on the performance of enterprises in the mechenical egineering. Besides, labour force demands of the manufacturing sector in relation to Industry 4.0 are assessed.