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Slovakia - Bratislavsky kraj

Short overview of the labour market


The Bratislava region lies in the western part of Slovakia. It shares borders with Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. It consists of eight districts, seven cities and 73 municipalities.

The Bratislava region includes the districts of Bratislava I – Bratislava V, Senec, Pezinok and Malacky.

It is the richest Slovak region and among the new EU states it finds itself in third place (after Prague and Brno) in terms of GDP per capita expressed in purchasing power parity. It traditionally has the lowest unemployment rate in Slovakia, and a large number of people from other Slovak regions commute there for work.

The Bratislava region currently has a population of 650,838. Being the capital of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava is the seat of government and of various organisations and institutions of national importance.

At the end of April 2019, the unemployment rate in the Bratislava region was 2.65%.

The most active manufacturing companies are: Slovnaft a.s. – refinery/petrochemical company

Matador Group a.s. – production and research (rubber goods and tyres)

Henkel Slovensko a.s. – chemical industry products

Kraft Foods Slovakia a.s. (Figaro) – chocolate and confectionery production

Rajo a.s. – production of dairy products Volkswagen Bratislava a.s. – automotive industry

International companies have a significant share in the labour market:

IBM International Services Centre spol. s.r.o.

Lenovo Slovakia a.s.

T-Mobile Slovakia a.s. Orange Slovakia a.s.

The most important employers in the districts of Malacky, Pezinok and Senec are companies including: Holcim Slovensko a.s. in Rohožník – production and sales of cement, conveyed concrete and aggregate, Swedwood Slovakia (Malacky), Knott spol. s.r.o. (Pezinok), Metro Cash&Carry Slovakia spol. s.r.o., DHL Logistic spol. s.r.o. (Senec), industrial parks such as DNV Logistics Park Bratislava, Eurovalley Malacky, Industrial Park Lozorno, Logistic Park Senec.

The above-mentioned manufacturing enterprises, as well as international ICT companies, create the largest number of jobs and, along with the financial sector, represent the sectors where employees receive the highest/above-average monthly salaries.


Text last edited on: 07/2019

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