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Slovenia Business Week no. 31: Government Increases Work Permit Quota for Foreigners

The government increased the quota of work permits for foreigners from 17,350 to 18,500

The government on Thursday, 5 October increased the quota of work permits for foreigners from 17,350 to 18,500, as almost all work permits for the year have been used up and there is demand in particular for additional construction workers and posted workers.

A total of 17,350 work permits had been determined in the relevant government decree, but only 224 were left unused at the end of August, Labour, Family and Social Affairs Minister Janez Drobnic told the press after the cabinet session.

According to him, the additional permits would be granted for seasonal construction work (500), new jobs (350) and the rest for posted workers.

The proposal for an increase in the work permit quota was endorsed in June by the Economic and Social Council, the industrial relations forum of trade unions, employers and the government.

Source: Slovenian Press Agency STA

Author: STA, Slovenian National Press Agency