Business expansion
Bratislavsky kraj; Bratislavsky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
23 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


The subsidiary of German car maker Volkswagen, Volkswagen Slovakia (VW SK), has announced plans to hire 1,000 workers for its plant in Bratislava by the end of 2017. It has been reported that 800 of the new positions will be in production-related activities, while 200 will be for high-skilled activities. To hire such a large number of workers in a four month period will not be easily done, mainly because of the low unemployment rate in Slovakia. For this reason, the company may also have to look for staff outside of Slovakia. The business expansion is attributed to production starting for a new range of vehicles, particularly the new luxury model of Porsche Cayenne SUV. In relation to this, VW SK has already hired 400 workers in the first half of 2017. The company plans to offer the new staff training as well as competitive wages between €1,050 and €1,250 per month.


  • 23 August 2017: Hospodárske noviny
  • 23 August 2017: Slovak Spectator


Eurofound (2017), Volkswagen Slovakia, Business expansion in Slovakia, factsheet number 91820, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91820.