Major changes have hit the Serbian labour market, which can be seen in the shortage of personnel for both complex and simple jobs. Although different approaches to solving this problem exist, they aren’t supported by a clear overview of the situation and systematic considerations about how the workforce of the future should look
The Vienna Institute for International Comparative Studies recently announced that the economies of Central and Southeast Europe are recovering faster than expected, while at the same time a labour shortage trend is beginning to be felt again. It is evident both in the area of highly educated workers and when it comes to workers who have completed a lower level of education.
Will we resolve the accentuated shortage of labour in Serbia through automation or importing lacking workers? Will we only entice cheap labour from underdeveloped countries or will we become an attractive destination for digital nomads? Is it possible to achieve circular migration in Serbia? These are some of the questions that have been relevant in Serbia for a long time, and which will only come to the attention of the public as demographic aging advances and people continue to leave the country.