The Labor Ministry published a list of professions where workers are in short supply. Companies located in districts with unemployment below 5% can hire non-EU foreigners in these professions without the long wait for work permit. The list applies to 31 of Slovakia’s 79 districts. Companies will no longer have to report opened positions to labor offices 30 days before filing a request to employ a foreigner. The foreigners’ share of total workforce in a given firm is capped at 30%.