Tag: hiring
Macedonia 23.07.21 | 21:26

Ahead of the elections, the SDSM Government increased hiring in the public sector eight times

Transparency International – Macedonia warns that the SDSM led coalition is stuffing the public sector with new employees in the run up to the municipal elections in October. Many of the new openings are for party activists who expect to be reimbursed for supporting the ruling parties. There were...

Macedonia 15.10.20 | 20:57

Grubi says there is agreement in principle between SDSM and DUI to offer subsidies to private companies for ethnic diversity hires

First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi said that his DUI party and SDSM are still working on their plan for subsidies for private companies that hire ethnically diverse employees. Grubi originally presented the idea a month ago, and caused outrage saying that the Government will pay companies to hire...

Macedonia 09.10.20 | 10:30

SDSM party members falsely claimed they are Albanians to slide in the public sector jobs quota

A shocking case of abuse of preferential ethnic hiring rules is reported in the agriculture inspection service, where ethnic Macedonian or Vlach supporters of the ruling SDSM party submitted applications in which they claim they are ethnic Albanians in order to get the job. Media outlets published the...

Macedonia 01.10.20 | 17:00

Grubi says there is no actual proposal to subsidize private sector hiring of ethnic Albanians

First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi rolled back his request that subsidies are introduced for private companies that hire ethnic Albanians. After public outrage, Grubi said that he was simply elevating an idea and wanted to open a debate. The idea is not to impose the hiring of Albanians or any other...

Macedonia 24.01.20 | 13:18

Man reports to the police that he was fooled into paying a 1.000 EUR bribe to get a public sector job

A man from Gostivar reported to the police that he was duped by a person who promised him help to get his girlfriend hired at a public administrative position. The 23 year old man man paid a bribe of 1.000 EUR to a woman from Skopje who he met over Facebook. The woman came to Gostivar and collected the...

Macedonia 17.01.20 | 19:53

Relentless pace of new public sector hiring as the elections draw near

Three months ahead of the elections, the spate of public sector hiring is not slowing down. Currently there are 30 open ads, and new are added every day, in a process which the opposition claims is meant to land comfy jobs for members of the ruling SDSM party. Public Administration Minister Damjan Mancevski...

Macedonia 11.12.19 | 11:03

Macedonians claim to be Albanians or Roma to get jobs in the Skopje fire brigade

The latest jobs ad in the Skopje firefighting unit revealed a widespread practice of Macedonians resorting to declaring themselves as ethnic minorities in order to get the job. This is the result of preferential hiring of ethnic minorities, which makes it easier for an Albanian or Roma to get the job...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 12:49

Hectic pace of public sector hiring ahead of the elections

The number of public sector employment ads open at the moment stands at about 50, and is growing every day, as the date of the early general elections draws closer. The focus is on the municipalities, where employment is often linked with party affiliation and is used to reward loyal political activists....

Macedonia 28.10.19 | 09:45

Stojanoska: SDSM is ramping up public sector hiring, wants to take care of its party activists ahead of the elections

The Zaev Government is ramping up public sector hiring in the anticipation of the early general elections on April 12th, said VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Dafina Stojanoska. Stojanoska pointed out to 52 open job ads for the central Government and the municipal sector, many of which have no specified...

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