Slovakia had a population of 5 428 792 as at 31 December 2021. Women accounted for 51.2% of the total population.
Slovakia’s net migration figure was 995 (5 463 people immigrated and 4 468 emigrated). The population decreased by 5 920 persons in total.
In total, the number of people working in Slovakia in 2022 increased by over 43 000 (1.7%) to almost 2 604 000. In total, 13 of the 18 economic sectors covered increased. At year-round level, the positive increase in employment was due to the increase in the number of people working in the service sector by more than 46 000 (3%). At the same time, employment growth has slowed with the decline in the number of workers in selected manufacturing sectors, especially industry. The most significant increases in the number of workers were in construction (by 6.2%), among services such as professional, scientific and technical activities (by 14.8%), and in financial and insurance activities (by 10.4%). Conversely, a loss of more than 20 000 (by 2.9%) workers occurred in industry, including at year-round level.
The number of people working abroad increased by 3.6% to almost 116 000 in 2022 compared to the previous year. They worked mainly in construction, industry, healthcare and social assistance. In Europe, they worked mainly in Germany, Austria and Czechia. The largest numbers of workers working abroad were from the Nitra and Prešov regions.
The unemployment rate dropped by over 17 000 people (9.2%) year-on-year in 2022, reaching 6.1%. The numbers of jobless people who most recently worked in accommodation and catering services and in industry have decreased most. The Prešov, Banská Bystrica and Košice Regions also had the highest unemployment rate of over 9% at year-round level.
In Slovakia, the automotive, electrical and engineering industries are dominant. The information and communications technology sector and the shared and corporate service centres sector have also played an important role. The largest employers in Slovakia include: Železnice SR; Slovenská pošta, a.s.; VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA, a.s.; U.S.Steel Košice, s.r.o.; Kaufland Slovenská republika v.o.s.; TESCO STORES SR, a.s.; Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko, a.s.; Lidl Slovenská republika, v.o.s.; Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s.; IBM International Services Centre s.r.o.; Schaeffler Kysuce, spol. s r.o.; Schaeffler Skalica, spol. s r.o.; BILLA s.r.o.; PCA Slovakia, s.r.o.; Kia Slovakia s.r.o.; Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s.; Tatra banka, a.s.; ZF Slovakia, a.s.; AT&T Global Network Services Slovakia, s.r.o.; Continental Matador Rubber, s.r.o.; Železiarne Podbrezová a.s.; Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia s.r.o.; and others.
Depending on the type of qualified position, employers require from their future employees, in particular, professional knowledge, language skills, experience, and digital literacy. From the soft skills, they most often require responsibility, communication skills, flexibility, autonomy, ability to learn new things, teamwork and others.
Most vacancies were registered in 2022 for plant and machine operators and assemblers (assembly workers in machine manufacturing; lorry and lorry drivers; electrical and electronic equipment assembly workers; forklift truck operators; plastic product machine operators; bus drivers; trolley buses and trams). This has been followed by vacancies for skilled workers and craftsmen (welders, cutters and solder operators, bricklayers, adjusters and operators of metalworking machine tools, concrete operators, concrete finishers and related workers, carpenters and construction joiners, plasterers and operators, locksmiths, toolmakers and similar workers. The third largest group was available for unskilled and ancillary workers (labourers in manufacturing, handling workers, cleaners, labourers in building construction works, kitchen assistants).
The highest unemployment rate is among those with secondary vocational education and basic education. The largest labour force is among the auxiliary and non-skilled workers.
Covering 2 052.62 km2, the Bratislava Region takes up 4.2% of Slovakia’s total area and is the country’s smallest region. It lies in the south-west of Slovakia, sharing a border with Austria and Hungary. The Bratislava Region is made up of 8 districts, 7 towns and 73 municipalities.
As the capital of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava is the seat of government and home to various nationally important organisations and institutions.
The Bratislava Region had a population of 723 714 at the end of 2022. The average age of the region’s population is 41 years. The region traditionally has the lowest unemployment rates in Slovakia and a large number of people from other Slovak regions travel there for work. At the end of March 2023, the unemployment rate in the Bratislava Region was 2.90%.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a decline in employment, with the accommodation and catering, storage and transport, trade and administration sectors hit hardest. By 2025, there will be an overall additional need for around 54 000 workers in the Bratislava Region. Most labour will be required in the wholesale and retailing, administrative and support services, professional, scientific and technical activities, industry and transport. In most sectors, the number of employees is expected to increase by 2025, with the exception of some sectors such as education, public administration and construction.
The most important industries include the chemical and automotive industries, engineering, electro-technical and food industries, construction, trade and services, banking and insurance.
Agricultural land does not account for even half of the area of the region, but the region nevertheless has a strong tradition in the viticulture.
The most active companies in the manufacturing sector include:
- Slovnaft, a.s. – an oil refinery/petrochemicals company
- Matador Group, a.s. – production and research (rubber goods and tyres)
- Henkel Slovensko, spol. s r.o. – chemical industry products
- Kraft Foods Slovakia, a.s. (Figaro) – manufacture of chocolate and confectionery
- Rajo, a.s. - producer of dairy products
- Volkswagen Bratislava, a.s. – automotive industry
International companies have a significant share of the labour market:
- IBM International Services Centre, spol. s.r.o.
- Lenovo Slovakia, s.r.o.
- Slovak Telecom a.s. Orange Slovakia a.s.
The most important employers in the districts of Malacky, Pezinok and Senec are companies such as:
- Danucem Slovensko, a.s.
- Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors, s.r.o.
- IAC Group (Slovakia) s.r.o.
- Faurecia Automotive Slovakia s.r.o.
- LSE - Life Star Emergency, s.r.o.
- Medirex, a.s.
- Metro Cash&Carry Slovakia, spol. s r.o.,
- DHL Logistics (Slovakia) spol. s r.o.
The above-mentioned manufacturing enterprises, as well as international ICT companies, create the largest number of jobs and, along with the financial sector, are the sectors where employees receive the highest/above-average monthly salaries. The average monthly wage in the Bratislava Region in 2022 was EUR 1 599.
The most frequently published vacancies in the Bratislava Region were:
- positions requiring professional qualifications at the level of a vocational certificate, such as waiters, cooks, hairdressers, sales assistants, cashiers, construction workers (electricians, bricklayers, carpenters, and tilers), and lorry drivers;
- positions requiring secondary education with or without a school-leaving certificate, such as nurses, accounts clerks, general office workers, and sales representatives;
- positions requiring a university degree, such as primary school teachers, IT specialists, programmers, and IT technicians;
- positions not requiring higher education or vocational training, or requiring retraining supplemented by courses, such as carers, property security officers, and ancillary staff.
In the Bratislava Region, there is a shortage of the following jobs: production operative, driver, qualified welder, shop assistant, cashier, packer, warehouse operative, joiner, private security service worker, CNC operator, sales representative, cook, chef, waiting and bar staff, administrator, electrical engineer, financial consultant, accountant, IT specialist, logistician, doctor, psychologist, nursing orderly, nurse.
Covering an area of 4 148 km2, the Trnava Region is the second-smallest region of Slovakia (accounting for 8.5% of the total area). It lies in western Slovakia, where it shares a common border with the Czech Republic and Austria in the north and with Hungary in the south. It shares a border with the Bratislava, Nitra and Trenčín Regions.
In terms of territorial administration, it is divided into seven districts: Dunajská Streda, Galanta, Hlohovec, Piešťany, Senica, Skalica, and Trnava. The largest of these is Dunajská Streda, covering 25.9% of the region’s area, and the smallest is Hlohovec, covering 6.4%.
Geographically, the largest area is occupied by the Danubian Lowland in the south and the Záhorie Lowland in the north. They are separated by the Malé Karpaty [Little Carpathians], a thrust mountain belt in which Záruby is the highest peak (with an elevation of 768 m).
The region is situated almost in the geographical centre of Europe and has a common border with three states – the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary. This creates conditions conducive to the development of cross-border cooperation. The River Morava marks the border with the Czech Republic and Austria, while the Danube forms the border with Hungary in the south.
With 566 008 inhabitants as of 31 December 2021, the Trnava Region is the least populated of all the regions, accounting for 10.4% of the country’s total population. The region consists of 251 municipalities, making six municipalities per 100 km2. There is a significant population concentration in 17 municipalities that have the status of a town. 47.41% of inhabitants live in towns.
It is the second most densely populated region, with 136 inhabitants per km2. The population density varies between districts within the region. The largest number of inhabitants on average per km2 (178) live in the Trnava district. The lowest population density is in the Senica district, with an average of 87 inhabitants per km2.
According to statistical data from the Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, the number of jobseekers in the Trnava Region at the end of 2022 was 12 852, which represents a registered unemployment rate of 4.3%.
The Trnava Region is one of the most productive agricultural regions of Slovakia (after the Nitra Region). Agricultural land accounts for 69.3% of the region’s total area. Its arable land index (89.7%) is the highest of all the Slovak regions. The production capacity of agricultural land in this region is very good. This is also reflected in breakdown of land by crops, which are primarily cereals, oilseeds, sugar beet and perennial fodder crops. The highest yields per hectare of any of the country’s regions are achieved here. Plant production is complemented by livestock production, particularly cattle and pig rearing.
Almost all industrial activities are represented in this region. The territorial distribution of industry is uneven, as the northern and central parts are industrial, while the southern part is agri-industrial in nature. Food production (milk and dairy products, meat and meat products, sugar, confectionery and sparkling wines) has developed on the strength of the primary agricultural production. Much of the region’s production consists of the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical goods, and motor vehicles. Other major industries include the production of metal structures, the production of machinery and equipment not classified elsewhere, the production of chemicals and chemical products, the production and processing of metals, and the production of basic pharmaceutical products.
The Trnava Region, and particularly the regional capital, Trnava, is a significant national and international transport hub. It includes road, railway and river transport. Important routes pass through the region, making their way from Bratislava through Trnava to Žilina and from Hodonín through Trnava to Nitra. Railway transport encompasses major routes, such as Bratislava-Žilina and the Trnava-Galanta and Trnava-Kúty electrified single-track lines, extending the southern railway track towards Czechia. The Bratislava-Galanta-Štúrovo line is also important. The construction of the Gabčíkovo dam has substantially improved shipping conditions on the Slovak part of the Danube.
The most important employers in the Trnava Region include:
- PCA Slovakia s.r.o Trnava,
- Johns Manville Slovakia s.r.o., Trnava
- VUJE, a.s., Trnava
- ŽOS Trnava, a.s.
- FREMACH TRNAVA, s.r.o.
- ZF SACHS Slovakia, a.s., Trnava
- IKEA Industry Slovakia s.r.o., Trnava
- Schaeffler Skalica, spol. s r.o.
- Lear Corporation Seating Slovakia, s.r.o., Voderady
- BOGE Elastmetall Slovakia, a.s.
- ARRIVA Trnava, a.s.
- OMS, a.s., spol.s.r.o. Dojč
- Emil Krajčík s.r.o., Senica
- GRAFOBAL, akciová spoločnosť
- Fakultná nemocnica s poliklinikou Skalica, a.s. [Skalica Teaching Hospital and Outpatient Clinic] Eissmann SMP Automotive Interieur Slovensko s.r.o., Holíč
- Eissmann SMP Automotive Interieur Slovensko s.r.o., Holíč
- Eissmann Automotive Slovensko s.r.o., Holíč
- Nemocnica A. Wintera n.o. [A. Winter Hospital], Piešťany
- Inalfa Roof Systems s.r.o., Krakovany
- Semikron, s.r.o.
- Bekaert Hlohovec a.s.
- Saneca Pharmaceuticals a. s., Hlohovec
- Slovenské liečebné kúpele Piešťany, a.s.
- Faurecia Automotive Slovakia s.r.o. odštepný závod Interior System Hlohovec
- ON Semiconductor Slovakia, a.s., Piešťany
- STAKOTRA MANUFACTURING, s.r.o., Piešany
- GPV Austria Cable GmbH, Slovakia branch
- Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors, s.r.o., Hlohovec
- Biometrix s.r.o. Šamorín.
- EUROMILK, a.s., Veľký Meder
- c2i s.r.o., Dunajská Streda
- MINIT SLOVAKIA spol. s.r.o., Dunajská Streda
- RLS Slovakia, Dunajská Streda
- SCHINDLER Eskalátory, Dunajská Streda
- DEICHMANN-Logistik SK, s.r.o., Dunajská Streda
- AMAZON, Sereď
- METRANS /Danubia/, a.s., Dunajská Streda
- Mondelèz International, Kostolné Kračany
- Edscha Velky Meder s.r.o.
- DEICHMANN-Logistik SK, s.r.o., Dunajská Streda
- Wetheim s.r.o., Dunajská Streda
- CEVA Logistics s.r.o., Kostolné Kračany
Most of the vacancies are for the following jobs:
Mechanical engineering, including the manufacture of motor vehicles:
metal worker, welder, machine technician, fitter, CNC machine operator, assembly worker, warehouse staff, logistics operative, material handler, production operative, warehouse operative, engineering production controller.
Construction industry: bricklayer, carpenter, joiner, construction electrician, building labourer
Food industry: confectioner, ice cream maker, sales assistant
Agriculture and forestry sector: tractor driver, chainsaw operator, animal herder, milkmaid Hotel and restaurant services: waiter, chef, kitchen assistant, receptionist, chambermaid
Healthcare and social services: nurse, healthcare assistant, carer, attendant, doctor, dentist.
Commercial services: shop assistant, shop manager, warehouse operative, forklift truck driver.
Administration: marketing manager, administrative worker, accountant, Transport and storage: forklift operator, bus driver, long-distance lorry driver, lorry driver, goods vehicle driver, car/lorry mechanic.
Banking, insurance, financial services and real estate.
Workers are available in the following occupations:
cook, waiter, fitter, tailor, sales assistant, goods vehicle driver, administrative worker, sales representative, electrician, forklift operator, warehouse worker, electrical engineer, assembly worker, production operative, cleaner, auxiliary worker, cashier, bricklayer, teacher, receptionist.
There is both a shortage for these occupations and a surplus of jobs, one reason being that many jobseekers work in a sector other than the one in which they are qualified; another reason is that the majority are on temporary work contracts or have just finished vocational college and have insufficient work experience, and are thus less sought after on the labour market.
The Trenčín Region is one of the smaller regions in terms of population and area. The permanent population was 570 290 as at 28 February 2023. The region consists of a total of 18 towns and 276 municipalities. The regional capital of Trenčín has the largest number of inhabitants, but it is not much bigger than the other regional towns. Other major towns include Prievidza, Považská Bystrica, Partizánske, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bánovce nad Bebravou, Ilava and Púchov.
Demographics are affected by changes in economic and social conditions in society and are characterised by a falling birth rate. The region’s population has fallen in recent years.
The economically active population was 295 453 as at 31 March 2022.
In March 2023, the highest registered unemployment rate in the Trenčín Region was in the district of Prievidza. It was followed by Považská Bystrica, Partizánske, Myjava, Bánovce nad Bebravou, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Púchov, Ilava and Trenčín districts. The registered unemployment rate in the Trenčín Region was 3.42% in March 2023.
As at the same date, there were 6 817 registered vacancies in the region. The average monthly salary in the Trenčín Region in Q4 2022 was EUR 1 237.
In terms of economic structure, the Trenčín Region has both industry and agriculture.
Industry is diverse and includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mining, textiles and clothing, and the glass, leather, automotive and food industries. The region’s larger businesses include:
Prievidza: Hornonitrianske bane Prievidza a.s., Nestlé Prievidza, Slovaktual Pravenec, Fortischem, a.s. Nováky, Vegum, a.s., Dolné Vestenice , Skanska SK, a.s. Prievidza, Nemocnica s poliklinikou Prievidza [Prievidza Hospital and Outpatient Clinic], based in Bojnice, Unipharma – 1. Slovenská lekárnická spoločnosť [Slovak Pharmaceuticals], Bojnice, Gewiss Slovakia, s r.o., Handlová, SaarGummi spol. s r. o.; Cacoustics Slovakia Novaky spol. s r. o.; Brose Prievidza spol. s r. o., Iljin Slovakia, Pravenec: Coop Jenota Prievidza
Považská Bystrica: Thyssenkrupp rothe erde Slovakia, a.s., Danfoss Power Solutions, a.s., Dongil Rubber Belt Slovakia, s r.o., RAVEN, a.s., Považská Bystrica Hospital and Outpatient Clinic, Bonfiglioli Slovakia, s.r.o., SEOYON E-HWA Automotive Slovakia, s.r.o., IMC Slovakia, s r.o.
Púchov: YURA Corporation Slovakia, s r.o., Continental Matador Rubber, s r.o., Continental Matador Truck Tires, s r.o., MAKYTA,a.s., Púchov, RONA, a.s. Lednické Rovne, GIMAX Servis, s.r.o. ; Booster Precision Components (Beluša) s. r. o., LOG Komplex s.r.o., KOVAL SYSTEMS a.s.,
Partizánske: Gabor, s.r.o, Lowa Production, s.r.o., VULKAN Partizánske, a.s., , LKW Komponenten, s.r.o. , Partizánske Building Components – SK, s. r. o. ETERNA, s.r.o., MTA Slovakia, s.r.o., Nemocnica na okraji mesta, n.o. [Hospital], Milsy, a.s.,
Trenčín: Leoni Slovakia, s.r.o., Delta Electronics (Slovakia), s.r.o., Hanon Systems Slovakia, s.r.o., Adient Slovakia, s.r.o., Enics Slovakia, s.r.o., Vetropack Nemšová, s.r.o., APIS Plastic Slovakia s.r.o., DONGWON SK, s.r.o., HELLA Slovakia Signal – Lighting s.r.o., Vaillant Industrial Slovakia s.r.o., Trenčín Teaching Hospital
Nové Mesto nad Váhom: Vertiv Slovakia a.s., VACUUMSCHMELZE, s.r.o., Hella Slovakia – Lighting, s.r.o., MAGNA SLOVTECA s.r.o., INJECTA s.r.o., ZF Active Safety Slovakia s.r.o., Sensus Slovensko a.s., Freudenberg Filtration Technologies Slovensko s.r.o., NissensCooling Solutions North SK, s.r.o., Manz Slovakia, s.r.o., ML Produktion s.r.o., Roen Est s.r.o., Myjava: Reutter SK s.r.o., SEISA EUROPE, s.r.o., Slovarm, a.s., ML Produktion, s.r.o., Nemocnica s poliklinikou Myjava [Myjava Hospital and Outpatient Clinic], C.E.P. Scherdel Pružiny, spol. s r.o., Thermoplastik s.r.o.
The highest number of vacancies are in the engineering and automotive industry, where jobs are available for production operators, assembly workers, CNC setters, metalworkers, welders, goods vehicle (lorry) drivers, and warehouse workers – forklift drivers. There is also demand for rubber industry workers, bricklayers, assemblers of simple structures, operators of plastic production machinery, electricians, and skilled health workers.
Jobseekers are currently available in the following areas: people with an education in humanities, office workers and assistants, sales assistants, warehouse workers, cleaners and unskilled workers, i.e. unskilled labourers. A number of jobseekers wish to work in industries other than the area of their study, while graduates lack practical experience, which is why employers often do not find them suitable.
The Žilina Region is located in the north-west of Slovakia. Covering 6 809 km2, it occupies 13.9% of the country’s total area and is the third largest region. To the north-west it shares a state border with the Czech Republic, and to the north with Poland. The region borders three other Slovak regions – Trenčín, Banská Bystrica and Prešov. The Žilina Region is made up of five natural historical regions: Horné Považie, Kysuce, Liptov, Orava and Turiec.
The organisation of the Žilina Region’s local administration, as defined by Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic No 221/1996, is broken down into 11 districts: Bytča, Čadca, Dolný Kubín, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Liptovský Mikuláš, Martin, Námestovo, Ružomberok, Turčianske Teplice, Tvrdošín and Žilina. There are 315 municipalities in the region, 19 of which have town status.
With 691 136 inhabitants, Žilina is the third most populous Slovak Region. It is an important economic region with well-developed industries.
The Žilina Region has high investment potential. There is a good base for the needs of high-tech industries, such as software engineering, information and communication technologies, electrical engineering and electronics. In recent years, the development of services has accelerated, especially in finance, research and development, tourism, logistics and trade. The region has a long-standing tradition in machine manufacturing (railway equipment, bearings, construction machinery and tools). The automotive industry has built on this traditional base. The region’s economic growth is spearheaded by the Korean car manufacturer KIA Motors, which also accounts for the largest foreign investment in the region. As forests cover more than 50% of the region’s area, forestry plays a major role. With its abundant wood sources, the region has historically been home to industries such as woodworking and paper and pulp production. There are many mineral water springs in the region, a number of which have healing properties and drive the development of spa services, wellness services and the production of soft drinks.
As at the end of 2022, the average monthly wage of an employee in the Slovak economy was EUR 1 304, but wages in the Žilina Region were below this average. The best paid employees in the Žilina Region are those working at the highest levels, such as managers or executives. Their wages are generally in the range of twice to four times the average monthly wage in Slovakia. Cleaners and chambermaids are the lowest earners, with a gross wage of EUR 700. The wages of shop assistants, postmen and doormen are not much better. Their monthly earnings are slightly above the minimum wage.
According to statistics from the Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, the number of jobseekers in the Žilina Region was 17 409 as at the end of March 2022, giving a registered unemployment rate of 3.72%.
The highest registered unemployment rate at 31 March 2022 was in the Turčianske Teplice district (5.24%) and the lowest rate was in the Námestovo district (3.06%).
As at 31 March 2022, the registered unemployment rate in the Žilina Region was 1.5% lower than the registered unemployment rate for Slovakia as a whole, which stood at 6.67%.
The biggest employers in the Žilina Region:
Kia Slovakia s.r.o., Teplička nad Váhom
Schaeffler Kysuce, spol. s r.o., Kysucké Nové Mesto
Mobis Slovakia s.r.o., Gbeľany
Žilinská univerzita v Žiline [University of Žilina]
Fakultná nemocnica s poliklinikou Žilina [Žilina Teaching Hospital and Outpatient Clinic]
ŽOS Vrútky a.s., Vrútky
ECCO Slovakia a.s., Martin
Univerzitná nemocnica Martin [Martin University Hospital],
Unilabs Slovensko, s.r.o. Martin
Volkswagen Slovakia, a.s., Martin Plant
Hanes Global Supply Chain Slovakia a.s. Čadca
Kysucká nemocnica s poliklinikou [Kysuce Hospital and Outpatient Clinic], Čadca
COOP Jednota Čadca, consumer cooperative, Čadca
Panasonic Industrial Devices Slovakia, s.r.o., Trstená
Visteon Electronics Slovakia s.r.o., Námestovo
Yanfeng Slovakia Automotive Interior Systems s.r.o., odštepný závod [branch] Námestovo Hern s.r.o., Námestovo
MTS, spol. s.r.o., Krivá
Miba Sinter Slovakia s.r.o., Dolný Kubín
Dolnooravská nemocnica s poliklinikou MUDr. L.N. Jégeho [Dr L.N. Jégé Hospital and Outpatient Clinic], Dolný Kubín
Ústredná Vojenská Nemocnica SNP Ružomberok [SNP Ružomberok Central Military Hospital], Ružomberok
Mondi SCP a.s., Ružomberok
The Catholic University of Ružomberok
Tatry Mountain Resort, a.s., Demänovská Dolina
IKEA Industry Slovakia, s.r.o. - odštepný závod Jasná, Závažná Poruba
Liptovská nemocnica s poliklinikou MUDr. Ivana Stodolu [Dr Ivan Stodola Hospital and Outpatient Clinic], Liptovský Mikuláš
The most frequent jobs on offer in the Žilina Region are for:
- assembly workers (operators) in machine production
- waiting staff and sommeliers
- goods vehicle and lorry drivers
- bus drivers
- production operators
- specialist medical practitioners
- IT specialists
Jobseekers tend to be from the following professions:
- shop assistants
- general administrative workers
- unskilled labourers in manufacturing
- unskilled labourers in construction
- waiting staff and sommeliers
- warehouse workers
- kitchen assistants
- unskilled labourers not elsewhere classified
The Banská Bystrica Region lies in the southern part of central Slovakia and is the largest region, with a population of 620 986. The region’s population density of 66 inhabitants per km2 is the lowest of all the regions. There are 13 districts: Banská Bystrica, Brezno, Banská Štiavnica, Zvolen, Lučenec, Detva, Krupina, Poltár, Žarnovica, Žiar nad Hronom, Veľký Krtíš, Rimavská Sobota and Revúca, with 24 towns and 492 municipalities. The regional capital is Banská Bystrica.
As at the end March 2023, the number of jobseekers in the Banská Bystrica Region was 30 034. The unemployment rate based on the total number of jobseekers was 9.38%. The region’s registered unemployment rate was 8.43%. The highest registered unemployment rate was in the districts of Rimavská Sobota (18.99%) and Revúca (16.24%). The lowest rate was in the districts of Banská Bystrica (4.10%) and Zvolen (4.24%). The economically active population totalled 320 179.
The Banská Bystrica Region plays a major role in mining and the supply of raw materials. The region’s core industries are the manufacture of metals and fabricated metal products, the manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products, the food manufacturing and beverage industry, and the manufacture of machinery and equipment not included elsewhere.
The Banská Bystrica Region has the highest proportion of forested land in Slovakia, exceeding other regions’ logging figures several times over. The southern part of the Banská Bystrica Region is geared towards agriculture, mainly the cultivation of grapes.
Tourism is highly developed in the north of the region, and full use is made of winter sports resorts, especially in the winter months. There is a rich supply of mineral, thermal and spa waters. Spas and spa care also play a significant role. Spas such as Sliač, Kováčová, Dudince and Brusno are well known.
Banská Bystrica has universities and a dense network of grammar schools, higher secondary schools and vocational colleges. It is the home of Matej Bel University, the Academy of Arts and Bankovní institut vysoká škola a.s. [College of Banking].
In terms of culture, the city of Zvolen is an important centre and the seat of the theatre company Divadlo Jozefa Gregora Tajovského.
High-profile employers in the Banská Bystrica Region include:
Continental Automotive System Slovakia s.r.o.
COOP Jednota Krupina, spotrebné družstvo
EKOLTECH spol. s r.o.
Fakultná nemocnica s poliklinikou F.D.Roosevelta [F.D. Roosevelt Teaching Hospital and Outpatient Clinic], Banská Bystrica
Nemak Slovakia s.r.o.
Slovenská pošta a.s.
Slovenská autobusová doprava Zvolen, a.s.
Slovenské magnezitové závody a.s. [Slovak Magnesite Works]
Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik Banská Štiavnica
Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica
Železiarne Podbrezová a.s. [ironworks]
YURA Eltec Corporation Slovakia s.r.o.
In March 2023, there were 3 733 vacancies registered in the Banská Bystrica Region. The job vacancies were mainly in the fields of industrial production, wholesale and retail, accommodation and catering services, administration, expert technical activities and the building industry. The most frequently reported vacancies were for the following jobs: assembly workers in machine manufacturing, lorry and goods vehicle drivers, metal workers and welders, manufacturing operators, construction workers, bricklayers, waiting/serving staff, cooks, various unskilled labourers, administrative workers, and the number of job offers for doctors and medical staff have also increased.
This region includes districts with the highest unemployment rates in Slovakia. The following occupations have the highest number of unemployed persons: auxiliary and unskilled labourers, service and sales workers, skilled workers and craftsmen, machinery and equipment operators and fitters, and cleaning staff. According to the sector classification of their last employer, the greatest number of unemployed persons are in the following sectors: administrative and support services, industrial production, agriculture, wholesale and retailing.
With an area of 6 343.8 km², Nitra Region in the south-west of Slovakia is the fifth largest in the country. With a population of 674 767 and population density of (106 per km² in 2021, the Nitra Region ranks fourth in the country. The region has seven districts and 354 municipalities, of which 16 have town status. These include the districts of Nitra, Zlaté Moravce, Topoľčany, Levice, Nové Zámky, Šaľa, Komárno. The most densely populated is the Nitra district. Nitra Region shares a common border with Hungary.
The registered unemployment rate in the Nitra Region reached 3.68% in March 2023. The number of jobseekers in Nitra Region was 15 905 at the end March of 2022. The unemployment rate based on the total number of jobseekers was 4.35%. The highest registered unemployment rate was in the districts of Komárno (3.62%) and Nové Zámky (3.17%). The lowest rate was in the districts of Nitra (1.93%) and Zlaté Moravce (2.35%). The region had an economically active population of 349 109.
Nitra Region has a rich history of abundant thermal springs. It is one of the warmest areas and most productive agricultural centres of Slovakia. The Nitra Region has the best conditions for agricultural production anywhere in Slovakia. Its mild and dry climate, coupled with a very high quality soil, provide excellent conditions for growing cereals and maize. The region is also known for the production of quality wines and it also has good conditions for the development of tourism.
The four most developed industrial sectors in the region are the paper, chemicals, engineering and automotive industries. The town of Šaľa is the centre of the chemical industry, while the automotive industry is based in Nitra, engineering in Levice, and the paper industry in Štúrovo. Mochovce is famous for its nuclear power plant, Komarno for its shipbuilding industry, and Topoľčany for its furniture-making. Other developed industries include electrical engineering, pharmaceuticals, food and footwear.
The main sectors successfully contributing to the region’s economic development and job creation include the fast-growing automotive industry, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. The plastics and food industry, trade, transport, logistics, services and agriculture also play a significant role.
Industrial production is concentrated mainly in the Nitra North Industrial Park, the Nitra South Industrial Zone, and the Vráble, Zlaté Moravce and Levice-Geňa industrial parks.
Employers in the following industries are crucial for the labour market in the Nitra Region:
- electrical engineering: Semecs, s.r.o., Van Doren Engineers Slovakia s.r.o., Foxconn Slovakia s.r.o. Nitra, SIIX EMS Slovakia s.r.o. Nitra, SEC s.r.o. Nitra , Služba Nitra s.r.o., Danfoss spol. s r.o. Zlaté Moravce, AgeVolt j.s.a. SHIN HEUNG PRECISION Slovakia s r.o. Šaľa a (production of components for the electrical engineering industry), OSRAM a.s. Nové Zámky (production of lighting equipment), Globo Eastern Europe s.r.o. Levice (production of interior lighting), Nexplus SK s.r.o.Šurany, Bang Joo Electronics Slovakia Šurany, Orgeco spol. s.r.o. (production of lighting equipment and lights)
- automotive industry: Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia s.r.o. Nitra, Kongsberg Automotive Vráble s.r.o., Auria Solutions Slovakia s.r.o.,Matador Automotive Vráble a.s., MIBA STEELTEC s.r.o., Vráble, Bourbon AP Nitra s.r.o. Čab, G-TEKT Slovakia, s.r.o., GRUPO ANTONIN BRATISLAVA s.r.o., HTP Slovakia s.r.o. Vráble, Ernst Keller Slovakia s.r.o. Nitra, Estamp Slovakia s.r.o. Zlaté Moravce, KROMBERG & Schubert, spol.s.r.o. Kolárovo (production of cable ties for the automotive industry), ZKW Slovakia s.r.o. Krušovce (producer of headlights for the automotive industry), Pankl Automotive SLOVAKIA s.r.o Topoľčany (production of parts for the automotive industry), ZF Slovakia a.s. Levice (production and sale of components for the automotive industry), Hörnlein k.s. Šahy (production of components for the automotive and food industry), Biebighäuser Slovakia s.r.o. Šurany (production of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles);
- mechanical engineering: Müehlbauer Technologies s.r.o. Nitra, Müehlbauer Automotion s.r.o., CESAM s.r.o. Vráble, MAREL Slovakia s.r.o. Nitra, Švec a spol s.r.o. Vráble, GU Slovensko s.r.o. Nitra, RIBE Slovakia, k.s. Nitra, NPL S s.r.o. Zlaté Moravce, FERPLAST SLOVAKIA s.r.o. Nesvady (production of metal cages for small animals), SAM Shipbuilding and machinery a.s. Komárno (production of welded and steel components for transport and construction machinery and production of small catamarans), Welding s.r.o. Topoľčany (production of steel engineering and building structures), Constellium Extrusion Levice s.r.o. (production of aluminium profiles), Arden Equipment Slovakia s.r.o. Levice (production of connecting equipment for construction machinery), Brueckner Slovakia, s.r.o. Topoľčany (production of machinery for making plastic sheets and processing plastics), INVEST s.r.o. Šaľa., TATRAVAGÓNKA, spol. s.r.o., (production of wagons and chassis), Eurosvit s.r.o. Nové Zámky, Gastro-haal s.r.o. Nové Zámky (production of kitchen equipment and stainless steel accessories), Kabelschlepp-Systemtechnik spol. s r.o., Vunar a.s., Cikautxo SK s.r.o. Nové Zámky (production of rubber products and plastic products), Pastorkalt a.s. Nové Zámky (production of cooling equipment), SKC foundry s.r.o. Štúrovo (casting of iron);
- energy: SLOVENSKÉ ELEKTRÁRNE, a.s. Bratislava, operation of the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant, Vunar a.s. Nové Zámky (research and development of renewable energy sources, nuclear waste),
- plastics: VÚSAPL s.r.o. Nitra, STEEP PLAST Slovakia, s.r.o. BOVI RENA s.r.o. Nitra, Minitüb Slovakia s.r.o. Čeľadice,LB Slovakia Plastics s.r.o., Jasplastik SK spol. s r.o., PPC Čab s.r.o., Albéa Slovakia s.r.o. Levice (production of plastic toothpaste tubes), TRIO PACK PLASTIC s.r.o. Levice, Next Level Slovakia (production of multi-layered sheeting), Camfil s.r.o. Levice (production of industrial filters), Nefab Packaging Slovakia s.r.o. (production of wooden containers), ERA-PACK-PLUS spol. s r.o. Nové Zámky (sale and production of plastic packaging materials), AAH PLASTICS Slovakia s.r.o., Solčany (production of plastic parts for the automotive industry).
- food industry: HSH s.r.o. Veovo Zálužie, Agro Tami a.s. Nitra, PENAM Slovakia a.s., HEINEKEN Slovensko a.s., Hurbanovo (beer production), NAMEX s.r.o. Hurbanovo (production and sale of crisps, chips, snacks and roasted peanuts), HYZA a.s., Topopoľčany (poultry processing), Topopoľčianske pekárne a cukrárne – TOPEC a.s., Topopoľčany, Cloeta Slovakia a.s., Levice (production of sweets, extruded and cast products and lozenges), Mlyn Pohronský Ruskov a.s., Levické mliekarne a.s., Novofruct SK s.r.o. Nové Zámky, (production of preserved foods) Nelapek s.r.o. Nové Zámky (production of bakery products);
- cosmetics industry: De Miclén a.s., Levice.
- textile industry: OZETA NEO, a.s. Topolčany (production of men's clothing), SPILATEX Levice (production of yarn and threads), Oppermann industrial Webbing s.r.o. Levice (production and weaving of textile fastening straps for lorries).
- footwear: RIEKER s.r.o. Komárno (production of footwear).
- chemicals industry: DUSLO, a.s., Šaľa (manufacture of industrial fertilisers).
- furniture: DECODOM s.r.o. Topoľčany (production of furniture), KOM-POLSTER s.r.o. Komárno (production of seating sets, SELYZ – NÁBYTOK s.r.o. Levice (production of upholstered furniture), Hammerbacher SK a.s. Pukanec (production of office furniture), Krošlák, s.r.o., Nitrianska Blatnica (production of furniture).
- trade and services: COOP Jednota s.d. Nitra, Nitrazdroj a.s. Nitra, MED-ART s.r.o. Nitra, BONUL s.r.o. Nitra, CORADO – SOAT, spol. s r.o., PEMAS plus s.r.o. Nitra, HAGARD HAL s.r.o. Nitra, Agrokomplex výstavníctvo š.p. (Exhibition Centre, State Enterprise) Nitra, UNIQA Group Service Center Slovakia s.r.o. Nitra, ACHP Levice a.s., Coop Jednota Nové Zámky.
- construction: CESTY Nitra a.s., STAVEX Nitra s.r.o, Regionálna správa a údržba ciest Nitra a.s. [Regional Administration and Maintenance of Roads], VST Verbundschalungstechnik, s.r.o. Nitra, Fenestra SK s.r.o. Zlaté Moravce, Vion a.s. Zlaté Moravce, ANEKO s.r.o. Zlaté Moravce, DARTON s.r.o. Komárno
- transport and storage: Syncreon Slovakia s. r. o. Nitra, DHL Logistics (Slovakia), spol. s.r.o. ARRIVA a.s. Nitra, INCAR s.r.o. Nitra, Železnice Slovenskej republiky [Slovak Railways], TOPTRANS EU a.s. Nitra, PEMAS plus spol. s.r.o. Nitra, PK Solvent s.r.o. Nitra, ROBI spol. s r.o. Nitra, Viliam Turan TURANCAR Nitra, ŠPED-TRANS Levice, ARRIVA Nové Zámky, TOPNAD, a.s., Topoľčany (goods road transport).
- education and training: Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, J. Selye University in Komárno.
- health and social care: Fakultná nemocnica Nitra [Nitra Teaching Hospital], Psychiatrická nemocnica Veľké Zálužie [Veľké Zálužie Psychiatric Hospital], Špecializovaná nemocnica sv. Svorada n.z. [Specialised Hospital of Saint Svorad] Nitra, ‘VINIČKY’, Social Services Institute Nitra, Nemocnica AGEL Zlaté Moravce a.s. [AGEL Zlaté Moravce Hospital], Nemocnica s poliklinikou Nové Zámky [Nové Zámky Hospital and Polyclinic], Nemocnica AGEL Komárno s.r.o. [AGEL Komárno Hospital], Svet zdravia Nemocnica Topoľčany [Hospital], Nemocnica AGEL Levice s.r.o. [AGEL Levice Hospital], Hospitale s.r.o.
- agriculture: Liaharenský podnik Nitra a.s., Branko a.s. Nitra, PD Devio Nové Sady, PD Mojmírovce, Lesy o.z. Topoľčianky, Štátne lesy š.p. [state-owned forestry enterprise] , ACHP Levice a.s. Koppert s.r.o. Nové Zámky (production of biological pollinators), Ovocinárske družstvo Dvory nad Žitavou, Poľnohospodár a.s. Nové Zámky, Vinohradnícke vinárske družstvo Dvory nad Žitavou, RAB s.r.o. Semerovo, Novogal a.s., Ovogal Farm Dvory nad Žitavou, AgroContract Mikuláš a.s. Dubník (mixed economy, dairy farming), GreenCoopDružstvo, Zlatná na Ostrove (tomato cultivation).
At the end of March 2022, there were 3 250 job offers available in the Nitra Region and a total of 12 825 registered vacancies.
Demand for the vacancies was largely in the following sectors:
Engineering industry: metal machinist, welder, machinery mechanic, fitter, milling-machine operator, machine adjuster, turner, CNC machinist, engineering production technician, mechanic-adjuster, quality technician, technical engineer, engineering production shift foreman, design engineer, CNC programmer, production operator.
Construction industry: painter, bricklayer, carpenter, joiner, building electrician, building labourer, site manager, construction supervisor, earth-moving equipment operator, mobile crane operator.
Automotive industry: production operator, cable fastenings moulder, goods vehicle body assembly worker.
Electrical engineering industry: production line operator, electromechanic, electrotechnician, design engineer, electrical engineer, technologist, production planner, electrical equipment fitter.
Textiles industry: sewing machinist, dressmaker, weaving machine operator for geotextile production, weaving machine aligner.
Food industry: baker, butchery technologist, bakery technologist, poultry processor.
Agriculture: tractor driver, poultry rearer, hatchery worker.
Hotel and restaurant services: waiting staff, kitchen assistant, receptionist, server, cook, assistant chef, pizza chef, chambermaid.
Education: primary school teacher, nursery school teacher.
Financial brokerage: insurance broker, financial consultant, insurance and financial adviser.
Healthcare and social services: nurse, physiotherapist, attendant, carer, doctor.
Services: cleaner, agricultural machinery repairer, private security service staff, vehicle repairer, vehicle electrician, maintenance electrician, satellite technology installer.
Retail services: shop assistant (food, textiles, sports goods, confectionery), window dresser, shop manager, sales representative, operator.
Administration: administrator, economist, accountant, payroll staff.
Transport and storage: warehouse operative, forklift truck operator, forwarding agent, driver holding licence type C+E, logistics worker, dispatch officer, international lorry driver, bus driver.
A large proportion of the registered jobseekers database is made up of the following occupations, where there is over-supply:
office and handling staff, assistants and cleaners, refuse collectors, sweepers, beauticians, unskilled labourers in industry, transport and warehousing, work canteen staff, shop assistants, construction workers, machinists, assembly workers, motor vehicle drivers, teachers and social workers.
There is also an over-supply of unskilled workers with basic education or no educational qualifications, most of whom are seeking seasonal employment or labouring work. There is also an over-supply of workers in administration, mainly in the category of lower-level public administrative workers and social security workers, as well as transport and warehousing labourers, building and agricultural labourers.
The Prešov Region is located in north-eastern Slovakia. It has an area of 8 973 km2, covering 18.3% of the national territory, making it the second largest region of Slovakia. Its long northern edge is also the national border with the Poland, and the eastern side borders Ukraine. The Prešov Region borders the Košice Region in the south and the Žilina Region and Banská Bystrica Region in the west.
The region is divided administratively into 13 districts: Bardejov, Humenné, Kežmarok, Levoča, Medzilaborce, Poprad, Prešov, Sabinov, Snina, Stará Ľubovňa, Stropkov, Svidník and Vranov nad Topľou.
There are 665 municipalities in the Prešov Region, 19 of which have town status. With 807 657 inhabitants (as at 31.12.2021), the Prešov Region is the most heavily populated in Slovakia.
Most of the population is concentrated in the regional capital, Prešov, which is also the third largest city of Slovakia.
The average age of the population is 39 years. Economically active inhabitants account for 399 062 of the total population. At the end of March 2023, the rate of registered unemployment in the region stood at 9.64%, equal to 42 697 people out of work.
Industry in the region is varied, with no particular manufacturing sectors dominating. The metalworking, woodworking, food, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical, textile and clothing industries are important. They are concentrated mainly in the district towns. In the Prešov Region, SMEs predominate. Businesses with up to 49 employees represent more than 95% of the total number of enterprises. Large enterprises with 250 or more employees make up less than 1% of the total.
The region’s beautiful landscapes and favourable climate provide attractive conditions for the development of tourism. It is home to one-fifth of the country’s accommodation facilities and welcomes about 1 million visitors a year. The most visited places in the region are the High Tatras region and districts of Bardejov, Kežmarok, Prešov and Stará Ľubovňa.
The most important enterprises in the region include: Lear Corporation Seating, Slovakia s.r.o. in Prešov, Tatravagónka a.s. in Poprad, Chemosvit Folie s.r.o. in Svit, MECOM GROUP, s.r.o. in Humenné, Plzeňský Prazdroj Slovensko, a.s. In Veľký Šariš, Milk-AGRO s.r.o. in Prešov, Garrett Motion Slovakia s.r.o. in Prešov, BUKÓZA HOLDING in Vranov nad Topľou, CHEMOSVIT FOLIE s.r.o. in Svit, Tatranská mliekareň a.s. in Kežmarok, ARTMIE s.r.o. in Snin, MUBEA AUTOMOTIVE SLOVAKIA, s.r.o. in Kežmarok PODTATRANSKÁ HYDINA, a.s., THYMOS, s r.o. and others.
In job interviews, employers prioritise in particular education and job experience, language skills (Slovak is required for ordinary jobs), basic computer skills and proven skills and expertise relating to the relevant occupation (e.g. welding certificate, driving license, food hygiene certificate, forklift certification, etc.).
Prešov self-governing region
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The most important economic sectors include trade, manufacturing (in particular the food industry, based on agricultural production), clothing, textiles, woodworking, engineering, but also the electrical, chemicals and pharmaceutical industries. Approximately 34% of the economically active population is employed in industry. Due to the region's vast potential for tourism development, there are also significant labour shortages in accommodation and catering services. Employers are advertising vacancies for dressmakers, welders, CNC operators and metal workers (horizontal milling machine operators, milling machine operators, turners, metal forming operators), and assembly workers. There are not enough doctors, nurses, pharmacists, drivers (goods vehicles and lorries), and there is also a skills gap in the service sector, in particular among waiting staff, cooks, bartenders and chambermaids.
The 2019 Slovak Labour Market Forecast predicts that there will be an overall additional demand for labour in the Prešov Region up until 2024. Most of the job opportunities will be suitable for those who have completed their secondary education or hold a university degree. The labour shortage will be felt most in engineering, numerous trade and financial occupations, transport, logistics and postal services. A great many workers will also be needed in construction and education. Skilled workers and craftsmen, specialists, and plant and machinery operators and assemblers will account for half of the Prešov Region’s total additional labour needs by 2024. Other in-demand workers will be technicians and professionals, unskilled labourers, managers, administration workers and skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers.
The highest registered unemployment rate in the Prešov Region is among jobseekers with incomplete education or who only have basic education and can be placed in ancillary and unskilled jobs in construction, industry, healthcare, agriculture, forestry, trade and services. Jobseekers working in skilled seasonal jobs in the areas of tourism, services, agriculture, forestry and construction also make up a significant proportion of the unemployed.
The Košice Region is located in the south-east of Slovakia. It borders Hungary in the south, Ukraine in the east, the Prešov Region in the north and the Banská Bystrica Region in the west. With a population of 779 505, is it is the second largest region of Slovakia, and, with an area of 6 754.3 km2, the fourth largest. The largest city is Košice (population 226 212), which is the second largest city in Slovakia. Other larger towns are Michalovce, Spišská Nová Ves, Trebišov, and Rožnava. The region is divided territorially into 11 districts. There are 440 self-governing municipalities, of which 17 have town status. The portion of women in the population is higher than the portion of men: 51.2% to 48.8%, respectively.
The main economic branches in the region are industry (metallurgy, engineering, food, electrical engineering, mining, construction materials, fuels and energy), construction and agriculture. Food manufacturing, which involves processing agricultural products, is also important. Agricultural land occupies 333 000 hectares, which is almost half the area of the region. Agricultural production is mainly concentrated in the district of Košice – okolie [Košice – Surroundings], Trebišov, Michalovce and Sobrance.
The local population work mainly in the following sectors: industrial production, trade, education, public administration, transport and telecommunications, IT, health, transport and storage, construction, and information and communication activities.
Commuting to work is common in the region. Most people travel to Košice and other larger towns to work. Almost 15% of all Slovaks working in short-term jobs abroad are from the Košice Region. Within Europe, the Slovak citizens who work abroad are concentrated mainly in Austria and the Czech Republic. The proportion of economically active inhabitants in the region is 47.4%. In the Košice Region, there are 37 639 registered legal entities and 34 164 registered sole traders.
At the end of March 2022, the unemployment rate in the region was 8.35%, representing 40 801 people out of work.
This is the third highest unemployment rate in Slovakia. At the end of March 2023, unemployment was highest in the Rožňava district and lowest in the Košice III district.
In general, employers want their future employees to have the appropriate education, experience, professional skills, language proficiency, computer literacy and, if required, proof of the professional competence necessary for the job (e.g. a welding certificate or professional food preparation certificate). Employers are increasingly demanding soft skills, most often the ability to handle responsibility, communication skills, and the ability to work unsupervised.
Key employers in the Košice Region:
- U.S. Steel Košice, s.r.o.;
- Magna PT s.r.o.;
- T-systems Slovakia s.r.o.;
- Východoslovenská vodárenská spoločnosť, a.s.;
- Východoslovenská energetika a.s.;
- Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko, a.s.;
- Univerzitná nemocnica L. Pasteura [Louis Pasteur University Hospital], Košice;
- COLAS Slovakia, a.s.;
- Faurecia Automotive Slovakia s.r.o, Howe Slovensko s.r.o.;
- IEE Sensing Slovakia s.r.o.;
- Oerlikon Balzers Coating Slovakia s.r.o.;
- Marelli Kechnec Slovakia s.r.o.;
- U-Shin Slovakia s.r.o.;
- Essity Slovakia s.r.o.
- Nemocnica s poliklinikou sv. Barbora Rožňava, a.s. [St. Barbora’s Hospital and Outpatient Department]
- Embraco Slovakia s.r.o.;
- SEZ Krompachy a.s.;
- Nemocnica s poliklinikou, Spišská Nová Ves [Spišská Nová Ves Hospital and Outpatient Clinic];
- Triplus SK s.r.o.;
- Yazaki Wiring Technologies Slovakia s.r.o.;
- BSH Drives&Pumps s.r.o.;
- Unomedical s.r.o.;
- SYRÁREŇ BEL SLOVENSKO a.s.;
- Electroconnect s.r.o.;
- ChocoSuc Partner s.r.o.;
- Nemocnica s poliklinikou Trebišov, a.s. [Trebišov Hospital and Outpatient Clinic];
- Svet Zdravia Hospital Michalovce
Most of the vacancies are for IT specialists, workers in the areas of services, trade and finance, skilled workers and craftsmen, operators and fitters of machinery and equipment and unskilled labourers. Based on the forecast for labour market development in the Slovak Republic up to 2025, the Košice Region will have the greatest additional manpower needs in healthcare and social services, industry, and a significant number of workers will be needed in transport, logistics and warehousing, education and agriculture.
Most of the vacant positions are for people who have completed primary education, secondary vocational education and secondary education. The majority of the unemployed are people with basic education or no educational qualifications who are mostly looking for seasonal employment or occasional ancillary work.
Most of the available jobseekers fall into the following groups: unskilled labourers, service and sales workers, machinery and equipment operators and assemblers, skilled workers and craftsmen, technicians and professionals, and administrative staff.