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Government’s Industrial Strategy Aims to Create 85,000 Jobs

CroatiaCroatia’s Minister of Economy Ivan Vrdoljak has presented the government’s industrial strategy till 2020 on Thursday, which he says will create around 85,000 new jobs and kick-start the economy…

The Industrial Strategy identifies key industrial activities that will have the greatest growth capacity, development and employment. According to the Government, those include: production of basic pharmaceutical products; manufacturing of computer, electronic and optical products; manufacturing of fabricated metal products; Computer programming, consultancy and related activities (ICT); production of electrical equipment and production of machinery and equipment.

“This document clearly defines which direction the industry should go in the next few years. We will work towards growth, development and employment,”said Vrdoljak, adding that average growth rate of 2.85% was the aim, with 85,619 new jobs created by the end of 2020, with 30% of those highly skilled jobs.

“Serious business in all departments is ahead of us in order to accomplish these goals. The document has 330 pages of analysis, and now implementation is ahead of us,”Vrdoljak said before thanking his fellow ministers.

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