Labour shortage, TCNs and employment

Employment Lawyer Malta

A major crisis is happening in Malta and other European counties. There is a huge shortage of employees in many industries, but especially in the service industry. With tourism reaching its peaks during the hot months in Malta, many restaurants and hotel owners are struggling to find employees.

Authorities indicate that supplying multiple applications at once is normally flagged, so employers and recruitment agencies are therefore advised to focus their efforts on quality of applicants rather than quantity. Companies and recruitment agencies are urged to source employees more efficiently.

Despite that fact there is no country that is more favoured than others when it comes to the issuance of work permits, the Maltese government has several agreements with certain countries to make the process of obtaining work permits more efficiently.

When sourcing employees it is important to follow certain standards and procedures such as that the employer should make direct contact with the prospective candidates, confirm backgrounds checks, ask on intention to work in Malta and any future plans, and ensure that the qualifications match the job description you have presented to the prospective employees. Once again, as mentioned above, it is not advisable to apply in bulk. Applying wisely will give you higher chances of obtaining an ‘Approval in Principle’ for your new Third Country Nationals employees

As an employer, if you have difficulty with the procedure and paper works, Sciberras Advocates can handle the work permit, visa and residency process for you. The team at Sciberras Advocates will be happy to assist you in getting your new employees to Malta, by applying for the Single Work Permit, Visa, and Malta Residence Card for them, ensuring that all steps go smoothly, with the opportunity also to do appeals directly with our firm in case of rejections. If your company or business requires assistance on work permit documentation in Malta, then you can reach to us to handle all your paperwork.

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This article is for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

Article written by Ms Charlene Sciberras, B.A. (Hons), guest writer, is a marketing and business administration specialist with a special focus on corporate, accounting, and legal matters.

Sciberras Advocates founded by Dr Adrian Sciberras, is a law firm based in Malta. The firm prides itself to be multi-disciplinary, innovative and flexible in order to meet the changing times and any challenges in the local and international legal scenario. No matter what private or corporate complex demands are called for, Sciberras Advocates offers practical and cost-effective legal solutions to achieve your desired results. You may reach Sciberras Advocates by phone on +35627795222 or via email on [email protected].

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