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Home  >  Unemployed persons  >  Registration with the Hrvatski zavod za zaposljavanje (HZZ)
Last change: 20.08.2015.

Registration with the Hrvatski zavod za zaposljavanje (HZZ)

  
HOW AND WHERE TO REGISTER?

Unemployed persons and other jobseekers register with the HZZ in the place of permanent residence, that is, temporary residence.
Appointments for individual counselling sessions are made during the registration process.
 

WHEN TO REGISTER WITH THE HZZ?

You can register once you decide to actively and systematically search for a job. If you are coming from employment, please note that the claim for financial compensation should be submitted within the legally prescribed deadline.
 
You can use the following HZZ services:
  • information on job vacancies;
  • assistance in defining your work potential, defining activities that will enhance your employability, determining occupations in which you have the greatest chance of employment;
  • information on the situation in the labour market - unemployment structure, occupations which are in demand and in declining demand,
  • workshops where you can  acquire knowledge and skills in order to successfully find your own way in the labour market (how to write a CV and an application, to present yourself to the employer, self-assessment methods, techniques of active job searching);
  • legal advice,
  • assistance in additional (self) assessment of personal abilities, assistance in the selection of education and training programmes, determining the remaining working ability.

WHO CAN REGISTER WITH THE CES AS AN UNEMPLOYED PERSON?

Those persons who:
  • have not made monthly earnings gained from providing services according to special regulations or have not made monthly earnings, that is, other income in accordance with the income tax regulations, taking into account the data on paid obligatory insurance contributions received from the Central Registry of Affiliates, the amount of which is higher than the average unemployment benefit paid in the previous calendar year.
  • have not registered a trading company or other legal entity, that is,  do not own more than a 25 % share in a trading company or other legal entity.
  • are not members of a cooperative.
  • are not a president or members of the management board, neither executive chairman of a company nor director of a cooperative.
  • are not the owner of a registered handicraft, freelance business, farming or forestry business.
  • do not practise any craft work nor subsidiary occupation according to special regulations.
  • are not private agriculture insurees according to the pension regulations.
  • are not employed according to special regulations.
  • are not pension beneficiaries (disability pension beneficiaries due to professional working disability, i.e. pension beneficiaries entitled to disability pension due to partial loss of work ability, as well as family pension beneficiaries, who do not receive the pension, are excluded).
  • do  not meet the conditions for old-age retirement.
  • are not entitled to extended pension insurance on the basis of fixed-term contract for permanent seasonal jobs.
  • are not diagnosed with temporary non-employability by the Centre for Professional Rehabilitation.
  • are not regular pupils or students.