“We honor the dream by doing the work.”
Apparently scrolling down social media early in the morning is not that bad. You can read quotes like this, while brewing the before-work cup of coffee.
Mondays are not that bad when you actually enjoy your job. Any person who takes pride or identifies him/herself with his/her profession can relate to this. Even if you don’t, always remember that any pay day is a good day!
This is not a post with hidden philosophical meaning, despite that it was driven by Viktor Frankl’s philosophy of life. His idea can be briefly described in these words: “Life is a journey in search of meaning. Man finds it by doing a meaningful (for him/ her) job, by loving another person, and by demonstrating will power during difficult times.”
There are two ways to answer any question:
The first one: ask another person.
The second one: do your own research.
We took the road less traveled to find some data and legal- information on the employment situation in Albania.
What do we know until now?
- The right to work is a constitutional right sanctioned in the Albanian Constitution.
- The lack of a written contract can harm the legal interests of an employer.
- Albania has an adequate legal framework on employment.
What else can be done?
Employment incentives programs are a combination of governmental policies and law enforcement. To that end, the Albanian Parliament approved the Law no. 15/2019 “On Employment Incentives” as a tool to support employment through professional training, and public programs on employment and self- employment.
The new law repealed the Law no. 7995, dated 20.09.1995 “On Employment Incentives”, as amended.
Briefly, it provides:
- Active and Passive policies supporting jobseekers, and the employed persons for a better working environment.
- Involvement of employers in regional and local structures providing qualifications programs.
- Priority treatment for long- term jobseekers.
- Employment of persons from special groups.
- Part of the special groups are the disadvantaged job seekers in the labor market.
- The lawmaker requires any employer registered in the relevant structures to comply with his/ her legal obligations.
- If not possible, the employer should pay a contribution on behalf of the Social Employment Fund in the amount of 100 percent of the national minimum wage, for each month, for each person that he/ she should have hired, according to this legal provision.
- A violation of this legal obligation is considered an administrative offence and is punishable by the law.
- The Social Employment Fund is used for financially supporting all the programs promoting employment, self-employment and job rehabilitation.
- Online service provided by the National Agency of Employment and Skills for a quick-search on desk for any employment opportunities.
Is this the only solution?
Lowering the unemployment rate is a timeless challenge for any government. Approving new laws might not be the final solution, but it is a stepping stone.
Data of the first quarter of 2021 – provided by INSTAT – demonstrate that the employment rate for the population from 15 to 64 is 59.0 %. Compared to the same period in 2020, it decreased by 2.6 %.
On the other hand, the official unemployment rate is 11.9%. It increased by 0.5 % compared to the same period in 2020.
If one honors the dream by doing the work, an employer honors the law by complying with his/ her legal obligations.
How does Legit help?
We have a section dedicated to up-to-date legal vacancies.
You can approach us as a business offering its vacancies here, or as a jobseeker looking for new opportunities.