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LABOUR MARKET RESEARCH IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 2020/2021 – THEMATIC REPORT (LABOUR MARKET IN SARAJEVO CANTON)

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The labor market is a set of information on supply and demand for certain labor profiles that represent an important segment in the decision- making process about choosing a future career for each individual. Also, labor market dynamics research represents a way of identifying development trends and i tis a very important segment of the analytical approach to reducing the unemployment rate, which is the basic purpose of such research. In accordance with Article 8 of the Law on Mediation in Employment and Social Security of Unemployed Persons (“Official Gazette of the Federation of BiH”, No. 41/01, 22/05 and 9/08), labor market research in the Federation of BiH is conducted as a joint activity Employment Service of the FBiH and cantonal employment services, in order to obtain quantitative and qualitative data necessary to provide adequate information on labor market developments. The aim of the research is to collect information directly from employers on business and changes in employment during 2020, business estimates, needs for hiring new or laying off existing workers in 2021, as well as their structure by occupations, qualifications, education and skills. Also, the goal is to collect other relevant data needed to assess trends in the labor market: the way to find new workers and address redundancies, the reaction of employers in terms of business during the COVID-19 pandemic, the possibility of organizing vocational training for the unemployed and students, or student internships within business entities, as well as the assessment of the quality of public employment services in the Federation of BiH from the perspective of employers.

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