Hrvatski zavod za zapošljavanje (HZZ) / Croatian Employment Service (CES)
The Croatian Employment Service is a public institution owned by the Republic of Croatia, constituted under Law on mediation in employment and entitlements during unemployment, aimed at resolving employment and unemployment related issues in their broadest sense.
The beginnings of the Croatian Employment Service can be traced back to the 8th Assembly Session of the free royal town of Zagreb, held on November 5th 1906, when the town council, Antun Seifert, suggested: “Let the town council adopt the statute suggesting the establishment of the Institution for mediation between the providers and the seekers of job and service.
The Croatian Employment Service plays a leading role in the development of the Croatian labour market, particularly when it comes to balancing the total labour supply and demand aimed at increasing employment.
Effective mediation in the labour market achieved by increasing the quality of service adjusted to the clients` needs, along with the development of knowledge, skills and abilities of the CES employees and the promotion of cooperation of the labour market actors.