Labor market

          The Republic of Macedonia and especially Skopje, as its capital, is the home of educated, highly qualified and ethical workforce which is available to investors. The average monthly paid gross-salary per employee in June 2015 ammounts 32 309 denars, respectively 527 euros. (this sum includes: net salary, personal tax and social contributions for pension and health insurance). Minimal salary is defined for each occupation with collective agreements.

        The educational standards of the higher education technical institutions are the same as in the Western European countries. Employees support the continued education and lifelong learning and successfully complete specialized trainings. The government also supports the process of continuous training of the workforce, thus helping investors.
The recently adopted Labor Law, prepared in line with the European Union standards, enables conditions for greater flexibility and offers the opportunities for diverse and flexible agreements, as well as flexible working hours. Also, the reforms in this area include the introduction of training programs, support to entrepreneurship, and improving the business climate in the country in general.

             Collective agreements, concluded at the state level, regulate employment rights, as well as the responsibilities and liabilities of the employers and the employees.

             The Law on employment and work of foreigners regulates the employment of foreign nationals in the Republic of Macedonia. According to the provisions of this law, foreign nationals or persons without a nationality can be employed in Macedonia after securing a work permit. The Employment Agency of the Republic of Macedonia issues the work permit upon the submission of a request by the employer.