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3rd nation-wide cycle of employment fairs kicks off


Skopje starting today is hosting an Employment Fair that aims at bringing together workforce offer and demand. Over 60 companies are presented at the fair. In the next 30 days, six more events are going to be held across Macedonia.

Addressing the opening event Thursday in Skopje, Minister of Labour and Social Policy Ibrahim Ibrahimi said employers from the private sector considered the Employment Fair an opportunity to present their activities and job vacancies.

Employment fairs, he said, are one of the many measures taken in order to connect workforce offer and demands.

Mentioning other measures and activities that had resulted in reducing unemployment in the country and offering more job opportunities for the unemployed, the Minister noted that the unemployment rate in Macedonia had been drastically reduced to a historic low 23.7%. It stood at 36% in 2006.

“The decrease in unemployment rate pinpoints the positive effects of employment policies focused on job creation both by foreign investors and domestic companies,” Ibrahimi said.

After Skopje, employment fairs will be held in Stip (May 26), Kavadarci (May 30), Bitola (June 6), Tetovo (June 8) and Strumica (June 13). These events are part of the third series of employment fairs in Macedonia.