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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Czech Republic


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Following the First World War, the closely related Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, the new country's leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Sudeten Germans and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). After World War II, a truncated Czechoslovakia fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize Communist party rule and create "socialism with a human face." Anti-Soviet demonstrations the following year ushered in a period of harsh repression. With the collapse of Soviet authority in 1989, Czechoslovakia regained its freedom through a peaceful "Velvet Revolution." On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

The czech republic is one of the most stable and prosperous of the post-communist states of central and eastern europe. growth in 2000-07 was supported by exports to the eu, primarily to germany, and a strong recovery of foreign and domestic investment. domestic demand is playing an ever more important role in underpinning growth as the availability of credit cards and mortgages increases. the current account deficit has declined to around 3.3% of gdp as demand for automotive and other products from the czech republic remains strong in the european union. rising inflation from higher food and energy prices are a risk to balanced economic growth. significant increases in social spending in the run-up to june 2006 elections prevented, the government from meeting its goal of reducing its budget deficit to 3% of gdp in 2007. negotiations on pension and additional healthcare reforms are continuing without clear prospects for agreement and implementation. intensified restructuring among large enterprises, improvements in the financial sector, and effective use of available eu funds should strengthen output growth. the pro-business civic democratic party-led government approved reforms in 2007 designed to cut spending on some social welfare benefits and reform the tax system with the aim of eventually reducing the budget deficit to 2.3% of gdp by 2010. parliamentary approval for any additional reforms could prove difficult, however, because of the parliament's even split. the government withdrew a 2010 target date for euro adoption and instead aims to meet the eurozone criteria around 2012.

Environmental Issues

Air and water pollution in areas of northwest bohemia and in northern moravia around ostrava present health risks; acid rain damaging forests; efforts to bring industry up to eu code should improve domestic pollution

Government Type

Parliamentary democracy

Population

10,220,911 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Central europe, southeast of germany

Area

Total: 78,866 sq km land: 77,276 sq km water: 1,590 sq km

Slightly smaller than south carolina

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: czech republic conventional short form: czech republic local long form: ceska republika local short form: cesko

Capital

Name: prague geographic coordinates: 50 05 n, 14 28 e time difference: utc+1 (6 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

Military Service

18-28 years of age for voluntary and 19-28 for compulsory military service (2008)

International Disputes

While threats of international legal action never materialized in 2007, 915,220 austrians, with the support of the popular freedom party, signed a petition in january 2008, demanding that austria block the czech republic's accession to the eu unless prague closes its controversial soviet-style nuclear plant in temelin, bordering austria

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

14 Czech Republic Jobs Found


Job Information Doosan Bobcat leads the industry in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of compact equipment for construction, rent...
Doosan Bobcat NA - Prague - posted 5 days ago
Job Information As a Business Skills Trainer you give trainings to our dealers in the EMEA region and dvelop and produce training material. Your Re...
Doosan Bobcat NA - Prague - posted 19 days ago
Job Information Responsible for creating and maintaining engineered designs of assigned products, systems or components in order to be competitive ...
Doosan Bobcat NA - Prague - posted 22 days ago
Job Information Responsible for creating and maintaining engineered designs systems or components in order to improve overall product competitivene...
Doosan Bobcat NA - Prague - posted 22 days ago
Big Data Developer with Java - Prague I am looking for Java Developers who have experience using key big data technologies such as Hadoop, Hive and...
FRG Technology Consulting - Praha - posted 17 days ago
Senior C++ Developer, Prague, Finance This role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work with a globally recognised investment bank,...
FRG Technology Consulting - Praha - posted 17 days ago
Pracuj dla jednej z międzynarodowych organizacji FinTech, która zrewolucjonizowała branże finansów, a jej napędem do stałego rozwoju jest najnowocz...
Pearson Frank - Praha - posted 23 days ago
Java Developer, salary dependent on experience, A leading organisation within the financial services industry are looking for a several Java Develo...
Pearson Frank - Praha - posted 24 days ago
Senior Java Developer, Cutting-edge Technology, Central Prague This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Java Developer to work within one of ou...
FRG Technology Consulting - Praha - posted 25 days ago
C++ Developer Be part of a project that is building a core system that sending aggregated data, tables and sending this in GUI. This will then crea...
FRG Technology Consulting - Praha - posted 30 days ago
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