Summary: In the conditions of economic crisis and decreasing capacity on the part of the business to create and maintain jobs, interest in an active labour market policy in support of employment and human capital through various tools, among which is the National Action Plan for Employment, is increasing. The financial resources for an active labour market policy have increased by more than four times since 2009. They have been invested in initiatives for improving people's opportunities for sustainable employment through additional training, for providing support in job-seeking and in starting one’s own business, for employers' incentives to increase their numbers of staff, etc. This study analyses and systematises a range of characteristics of the on-going active labour market policies in Bulgaria in an economic crisis situation and evaluates their more significant sides both in terms of their quantity but also content and structure in the context of the overall develop¬ment of the economy and human capital. The conclusions concern some key features of employment and the labour force, which should be taken into account in the future formulation and implementation of an active labour market policy in Bulgaria.
Summary: The article highlights the nature and contemporary parameters of careers and career development in industrial enterprises. The major problems faced by economic entities during the management of these corporate processes have been outlined. The potential aspects of promoting career development in industrial enterprises have been considered.
Summary: This research focuses on the ongoing changes and the new challenges faced by labor in the process of transition to a new type of economy. It is structured in two parts. The first part systematizes the main changes in the characteristics and requirements to labor in the context of the formation of a new economy and the transition to a digital one. The second part makes an empirical analysis and draws up the specific aspects in the dynamics of the indicators of the employment status of university graduates in Bulgaria and the EU which are relevant to the latest changes in the increasing imple¬mentation of more complicated mental labor. By applying methods of fore¬casting, the author brings forward certain short-term trends in the fluctuations of the relative ratio of the employed persons with a university degree in Bulgaria and the EU. The research implements the methods of analysis and synthesis, the means and methods of empirical-descriptive, as well as the econometric analysis.