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Companies favour hiring temps

BETWEEN 5,000 and 10,000 workers in Slovakia are being hired out daily to firms by around 170 employment agencies, the Hospodárske noviny reported.

Companies see personnel leasing - the hiring of workers for a fixed period of time - to be a cost-effective and convenient way of operating. By using the services of employment agencies firms can take on workers according to their needs at any one time.

When firms need extra workers on a temporary basis, they can hire, and therefore pay them, only when they need to, Jaroslav Holeček of Volkswagen's personnel affairs management board.

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Governmental campaign should bring Slovaks home from the UK

The Slovak cabinet plans to persuade its expats living and working in the UK with at least a bachelor degree to return home: a campaign offering specific jobs should help.

Young researchers, IT experts and medical staffers are needed in Slovakia, illustrative stock photo.

EU lawyers claiming the Russian annexation of Crimea as legal is a hoax

One lawyer does not mean all EU lawyers; immigrants attacking a shepherd dog and HAARP causing hurricanes in the US are hoaxes, too.

Hoax on immigrants attackign two German shepdherds and ebing bitten yb them

Co-founder and co-owner of Sme daily dies

A major Slovak entrepreneur, Peter Vajda, died in Prague on October 15. He was exceptional for his innate sense of democracy and believing in equal opportunities for all.

Peter Vajda

Germans in Slovakia preserve their culture

The German minority is aging, and despite efforts, not many young descendants affiliate themselves with their origins.

Hauerlandfest is one of the bigger regional events.