The number of online job adverts published on European recruitment portal Profession.hu was up 22% last year compared to 2016. This is due in part to a labour shortage in Hungary where most of the employers that post on the site are based.
As a result, requirements for positions advertised by employers have dropped. Last year, only 47% of positions on offer required applicants to hold higher education qualifications, dropping from the previous year’s 62%, according to data from Profession.hu.
The number of positions requiring foreign language knowledge also dropped to 58% last year, compared to the preceding year’s 70%. The number of positions requiring vocational training experience grew last year, as every fifth advertised position required such an educational background.
The biggest labor shortages last year were experienced among bookkeepers, warehouse managers, developers and other IT staff.