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Programmers in Romania released from income tax

Europe lacks programmers, especially IT industry lacks those professionals – the problem face both: highly developed countries and those, that are chasing the forefront. Struggle for professional programmers is a fact, and with time the problem will probably grow. Therefore, companies and countries are developing strategies to give these employees an advantage in this race. An example is Romania, which releases the mentioned professional group from income tax.

The solution may be, of course, to invite programmers from other countries. But after a while, they can leave. A serious increase in the number of students in these field may, in turn, negatively affect the quality of teaching and level of skills of graduates. To give out diplomas will rather not improve the situation. Therefore, companies are increasingly trying to attract their employees to keep them for longer. This direction is followed by countries, just like Romania does it.

Romania wants to exempt from income tax all the programmers. Currently, such a privilege has only a part of them. This way the government wants to keep them in the country. Currently, in Romania, from the income tax there released those programmers, who work for companies whose annual revenue from software sales is at least $ 10 thousand per employee. These rules have been applied since 2004. Recently, the Ministry of Communications of Romania signaled that the state should take further steps to keep the IT experts in the country. The $ 10 thousand limit may be abolished in order to encourage start-ups, especially because IT is the best-paid sector of Romanian economy.

Polish startup Jobsquare just acquired for over 500K EUR

Jobsquare works similarly to Tinder. The only difference is that instead of date, you can find a temporary job. The bValue.vc venture capital fund has just invested over 518.000 EUR in Jobsquare.

Poland job app

Jobsquare is an application that was created for recruitment in occupations, which don’t require a lot of experience – that is, temporary jobs, for example: hostesses, kitchen help, shop sales person etc. On the side of employers it is intended primarily for small and medium-sized enterprises. It fills a gap that leave traditional employment agencies and advertising services. What is this gap? In case of temporary employment agencies, a small entrepreneur must take into account high costs. Agencies often don’t want to recruit single employees, so the cost of service offered by them absorbs a significant part of the employees’ salary. On the other hand, people looking for temporary jobs are forced to flip through countless ads. And when they call, they often they hear the “out of date”, “yes but the conditions are a little different”, etc.

The application has been working since March 2016. So far only on smartphones with Android. Despite this, the company has already approximately 1,000 customers – employers and approximately 20,000 profiles of employees.

Jobsquare is the second investment conducted by bValue.vc fund. Earlier, in July this year, the fund had invested 450.000 EUR in Cracow’s startup CallPage, offering a system which allows a website to contact a potential customer in less than 30 seconds.

bValue.vc fund announced that within two years it plans to invest in 20-30 promising projects, mainly Polish ones, but also in Central and Eastern Europe.

13 million people in the EU do not have a job

Nearly 13 million people in the EU are unemployed for over a year – according to the latest quarterly review of the European Commission on employment. The economic recovery, which began in the spring of 2013, is still quite unstable and the prospects for employment are uncertain. However, in most sectors since mid-2013 employment increased  by 0.2% in the first quarter and 0.3% in the second quarter of this year. Especially in the second quarter of this year, employment increased in a significant number of Member States. The increase in employment was recorded in Spain – by 0.7%, Portugal – 0.9%, Estonia – 1.2%, the UK and Poland by – 0.5% and Italy – by 0.2%. In case of France, employment has not changed for the third quarter in a row.

There increased the number of hours worked and for the first time since 2011 there has been a slight increase in the number of full-time employment contracts and an increase in youth employment. However, many new jobs are part-time work or temporary work, and the unemployment rate still slightly deviates from the highest level recorded in the past. In August, the unemployment rate in the EU was 10.2% (nearly 24.6 million people) and in the Euro area countries it was 11.5% (approx. 18.3 million people). Long-term unemployed represents a large and growing group of all the unemployed – nearly 13 million people remain out of work for over a year. In addition, one third of the unemployed are unemployed for over two years.

The situation in the labor market improved for young people because in most Member States the unemployment rate in this group has decreased significantly. In August in the Member Countries there were 21.6% unemployed people aged from 15 to 24, and in the Euro area countries – 23.3%. However, youth unemployment remains at very high levels in countries such as: Greece and Spain. Of those employed, almost half has a contract for a specified period and nearly one quarter works part time.

The European Commission suggests that Member States must take efforts to fill the assumptions of guarantee for young people and to help every young person in search for suitable employment or training opportunities, gaining experience or education dedicated to finding a job in the future.

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New job openings in SEEMEA region

If you are looking to find a job or to switch from your existing one to a new one, we have hand-picked some interesting openings in SEEMEA region. If you are a startup/company from SEEMEA and you have some open positions, feel free to let us know!

PrestaShop – French e-commerce platform for companies that want to offer e-shop on their sites has several open positions.

Help Desk / Technical Support, PHP Developer, Marketing Specialist – English Speaker, Business Development Specialist, Marketing Intern, Account Manager etc…

http://www.prestashop.com/en/careers
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Peak Games – Turkish game studio has open several positions

Jr. Software Engineer (Unity), Office Assistant, Software Engineer Intern, Software Engineer (Android), Software Engineer (iOS), Software Engineer (Unity), UI Designer

Info: http://www.peakgames.net/jobs.html
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Nordeus – developer of the leading online sports game TopEleven and recently launched Sportster has also several open positions in engineering, business, community, marketing, creative – www.nordeus.com
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Souq.com – Souq.com is the largest and fastest growing ecommerce site in the Middle East and North Africa.

Content Officer, Data Analyst, PHP Developer, Senior Product Manager, Software Architect/Engineer

Info: http://jobs.souq.com/
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New job openings in SEEMEA

Different vacancies in sales, marketing, finance, tech support, software development at a global mobile solutions company Infobip. Different locations.

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Prelovac Media, maker of ManageWP.com is looking for

Place of work: Belgrade, Serbia

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Different openings at the leading mobile technology company Monitise (formerly Pozitron). Place of work is in Istanbul.

Software Developer, Software Developer iOS, Software Developer Android, Front-End Developer, Graphic Designer, UI Designer etc

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“At Dome9 we’re running the world’s leading cloud security management-as-a-service that enables a vast array of customers, an easy deployment, configuration and management of their cloud security policies.”

Send your resume to jobs@dome9.com

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 Computer Vision Scientist – Catchoom (Spain)

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated computer vision scientist with an excellent theoretical and working knowledge of advanced image processing and matching. The successful candidate will develop and implement visual recognition algorithms to be used within new generations of mobile games, working in partnership with an international game development company.As part of Catchoom you will work on academic-quality research combined with real-world product development and impact, and have the opportunity to collaborate with top-tier mobile game designers and developers.

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