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Over 15,000 foreigners work in Slovakia

THERE are around 15,300 foreigners working legally in Slovakia, according to Centre of Labour, Social Affairs and Family data from August 2009, the SITA newswire reported.

THERE are around 15,300 foreigners working legally in Slovakia, according to Centre of Labour, Social Affairs and Family data from August 2009, the SITA newswire reported.

The biggest group is from Romania, with 2,600 Romanians working in the country. The Czech Republic has the second biggest presence in the Slovak job market, with 2,200 nationals.

Hungary and Poland both have approximately 1,400 citizens working in Slovakia.

Ukraine has the fifth largest representation, with 1,000 Ukrainians working in Slovakia.

One-third of all foreigners working in Slovakia work in Bratislava: according to the data, more than 5,200 foreigners are employed in the city.

Trnava registered 1,200 foreigners in its job market, followed by Galanta and Komárno, with 729 and 685 foreigners, respectively.

On the other hand, the fewest foreign workers were registered in the districts of Revúca, Dolný Kubín, Veľký Krtíš and Brezno. By the end of August, these districts registered 21 foreigners in total.


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