Serbian government will continue granting job incentives considering the heightened interest by foreign investors for investing in Serbia in the first few months of this year – said the Serbian Economy Minister, Goran Knezevic.
He added that the report compiled by Ernst & Young, which shows that Serbia ranks 6th in Europe in the number of newly created jobs as a result of FDIs, was yet another proof that the government’s measures were yielding excellent results in terms of new employment.
The minister confirmed that the job incentive policy would continue.
“Since the beginning of this year, we have signed agreements with nine big companies that are planning to invest almost 60 million EUR in our country and create over 4,000 new jobs”, Knezevic said.
The minister went on to say that he expected even better results this year, and added that 72 foreign companies in Serbia had 39,953 employees in mid-March which means that they had hired 27,570 people in the last year.
“These are the best results ever, and on top of this there is the lower unemployment rate. We can confidently say that the government’s support to new employment is giving results. Not only did the employment rate grow, but our small and medium enterprises have also been expanding their business which is boosting the competitiveness of our economy”, Knezevic concluded.
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