The labor market and educational institutions

The labor force in Novi Sad is generally highly educated, with a good professional knowledge and a good command of foreign languages as well as the competitive costs.

Registered employment in the City of Novi Sad, 2023

Employees of legal entities

146.351

Employees as private entrepreneurs and persons employed by them

28.240

Registered individual farmers

545

Total

175.136

                                                                                                                                              Source: The Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia

Employees of legal entities, entrepreneurs and their employees, employment by sector, 2023

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

1.673

Mining

818

Manufacturing

26.409

Electricity, gas and steam supply

1.455

Water supply and wastewater management

1.725

Construction

10.876

Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles

29.055

Transport and storage

8.990

Accommodation and food services

7.550

Information and communication

14.724

Financial activities and insurance activities

5.223

Real estate

892

Professional, scientific and technical innovation activities

14.502

Administrative and support service activities

6.976

Public administration and compulsory social security

8.169

Education

14.070

Health and social protection

13.352

Arts, entertainment and recreation

4.185

Other Service Activities

3.947

                                                                                                                                                 Source: The Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia

The average salary paid in the period January-June 2023 amounted to 136.376,00 while the average salary paid without taxes and contributions in the same period amounted to 99.023,00 RSD.

The total number of unemployed persons at the end of the first half of 2023 amounted to 10.764.  

Number of unemployed by level of education, balance as of 30th June 2023

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII-1

VII-2

VIII

Total

1.743

339

1.561

3.520

75

845

2.624

39

18

10.764

Number of unemployed by age, balance as of 30th June 2023

15-19

20-24

25-29

30-34

35-39

40-44

45-49

50+

Total

146

502

1.056

1.046

1.191

1.303

1.262

4.258

10.764

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Source: National Employment Service

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD

University of Novi Sad organizes and conducts academic and vocational studies of different levels and constantly works on advancing of the education system. This process is greatly facilitated by its excellent cooperation with the international university centers. In 2010 The University of Novi Sad celebrated half a century of its existence. The University of Novi Sad is the second largest university center in Serbia, comprising 14 faculties, with 9 faculties seated in Novi Sad:

  • Faculty of Philosophy;
  • Faculty of Agriculture;
  • Faculty of Technology;
  • Faculty of Law;
  • Faculty of Technical Sciences;
  • Faculty of Sciences;
  • Faculty of Sport and Physical Education;
  • Faculty of Medicine;
  • Academy of Arts;
  • Department of the Faculty of Economics (The Faculty is seated in Subotica).

The total number of students in academic year 2022/2023. is 48.874. 

For more information, please visit the website of the University of Novi Sad: http://www.uns.ac.rs/index.php/en/

COLLEGES OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES

Higher education in vocational studies in Novi Sad is carried out in three colleges of vocational studies: College of Technical Vocational Studies in Novi Sad, College of Business Vocational Studies in Novi Sad and Preschool Teacher Training College in Novi Sad.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The network of secondary schools consists of four grammar schools, eight vocational schools (school of agriculture, school of mechanical engineering, school of eletrical engineering, two secondary technical schools, school of transport, medical school and school of economics), three schools for art education (music school, ballet school and school of design) and one school for children with disabilities. The secondary schools, according to the data at the start of  2022/2023 school year, are attended by 15,274 students.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

There are 34 regular elementary schools for education of students between the first and eigth grade, there are three art schools for children of the elementary school age (two music schools and one ballet school), school for children with disabilities, school for elementary education of adults and the program for seventh-grade and eighth-grade elementary school students who are talented at mathematics. In the 2022/2023 academic year, there are 32,059 students in elementary schools.

 

SITUATION ON THE LABOR MARKET ON THE TERRITORY OF THE CITY

(EXCERPT FROM THE ACTION PLAN OF EMPLOYMENT OF THE CITY OF NOVI SAD FOR 2023, the entire document in “ The Official Journal of the City of Novi Sad", No. 3/2023)

The total number of the unemployed on the territory of the City on 31st December 2022 included 11.456 persons. Compared to December 2021, the number of unemployed persons in the territory of the City decreased by 11.67%.

Deficient occupations are: computer science graduates, programmers of all profiles, graduate pharmacists with a professional exam, graduate defectologists, social workers and geodetic engineers, specialist doctors, mechanical and electrical engineers, teachers of mathematics and physics, welders, butchers, hairdressers, certified accountants, cooks, rebar fixers, carpenters, electricians, electrical installers.

Surplus occupations are: legal, agricultural and economic technicians, grammar school graduates, law graduates, tourism graduates, tourism technicians, cultural professions, chemical technicians, teachers of Serbian language and literature, classroom teachers.

On the territory of the City, the highest number of 3.781 is of persons with the fourth level of education, following with 2.774 persons with the seventh level of education and 1.868 persons with the first level of education. The number of persons on the register who have been waiting for a job for more than 24 months is 4.979 persons, which is 43.46% of the total number registered in the City.

The analysis of labor market trends indicates the need to intensify activities in order to improve the position of the categories of hard-to-employ persons.

The main goal of the City's employment policy is to establish a stable and sustainable trend of employment growth through the support of youth employment, the creation of new jobs and the encouragement of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial spirit, especially among women. Likewise, one of the goals of the employment policy is to create a favorable business environment for the development of social entrepreneurship. In addition to the National Employment Service, the City Administration for Economy performs employment-related tasks on the territory of the City.

In accordance with the Law, and at the proposal of the Employment Council, the Mayor adopted the Programs of active employment policy of the City of Novi Sad for 2007, 2008 and 2009, and for the period 2010 - 2022 Employment Action Plans. In the period from 2010 to 2022, the City allocated a total of RSD 1.708.075.990,00 for the implementation of active employment policy measures, for the employment of 4.706 persons and for the training of 3.029 persons. Of these, 416 persons were employed in 2022 (of which 72 persons were on professional training practice).

* The data are taken from the Employment Action Plan of the City of Novi Sad for 2023 (you can download the entire document at the link: https://skupstina.novisad.rs/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/sl-4-2023.pdf or in “The Official Journal of the City of Novi Sad", No. 3/2023).