Virtual Emigration Is An Ever-Greater Labour Market Challenge


No unequivocal answer exists to the question of whether or not it’s a good thing for the Serbian workforce that it’s increasingly gaining foreign employers who aren’t registered in Serbia. And the answer to the issue of competitiveness certainly doesn’t lie in converting masses of workers into freelancers

One hypothesis regarding the ever-decreasing attractiveness of the Western Balkans to foreign employers is that they are already taking advantage of Serbia’s talent, knowledge and cheap labour, while they are also importing labour from this region at an accelerated rate, particularly when it comes to employers in the EU.

If we look at rising telemigration in this context, i.e., at the increasing number of workers from Serbia who are working online for foreign employers not registered in Serbia, a question arises as to whether these workers have also been lost to the local economy despite being physically located in the country. We discussed this with our interlocutors.

Ljubivoje Radonjić, Research Associate At The Public Policy Research Centre

Telemigration Is The Labour Market’s “New Normal”

For workers on the local market, the offers of foreign employers may represent opportunities to acquire high-quality jobs and earn pretty competitive wages. On...

Nataša Pavlović Bujas, Member Of The Management Board Of The Serbian Association Of Employers, Founder And Md Of Agency Blumen Group

Human Resources Market Ahead Of The State

Labour market liberalisation is among the few areas where our progress depends on ourselves and where we aren’t lagging far behind the rest of...

Srđan Verbić Ph.D., Professor At Metropolitan University - FEFA, Former Education Minister

This Planet Has Many Who Are Cheaper Than Us

For whom telemigration will be a “win” and for whom it will be a “loss” depends on the national strategy. Entering the global market...

Srećko Stamenković, Director Of The Chamber Of Human Resources Managers Of Serbia

Potential Not To Be Rejected

Telemigration should be viewed primarily as an opportunity for development through the prism of increasing exports of (intellectual) services and should be ordered to...