Jobs earmarked for foreigners removed from green card scheme

Some jobs earmarked for foreigners under a green card scheme are now only open to Czechs and other EU citizens, the minister of labour, Petr Nečas, said on Thursday. The green card system, introduced at the start of this year, has 400 vacancies for foreigners. But 30 seamstresses positions in Česká Lípa in north Bohemia have had their status changed to exclude non-EU workers, Mr Nečas told reporters. Unemployment in the Czech Republic is on the rise, and stood at 6.8 percent last month.

Author: Ian Willoughby