Samsung to add 1,000 new jobs in Slovakia next year

Samsung Slovakia will hire another 1,000 people to produce LCD panels during the early months of next year. But the company, one of the country’s biggest employers, says it would welcome improvements in the business environment through changes to the Labour Code and the education system, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová said.

Samsung Slovakia will hire another 1,000 people to produce LCD panels during the early months of next year. But the company, one of the country’s biggest employers, says it would welcome improvements in the business environment through changes to the Labour Code and the education system, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová said.

She met representatives of the company’s management in Galanta on Wednesday, November 24, and confirmed, as reported by the SITA newswire, that Samsung is not currently requesting any additional investment incentives to expand its production. The president of the company, Jae Hyung Lee, specified that new jobs will be created not only in Galanta but also in its production plant in Voderady. He added that the increased production will have a synergetic effect on employment in supplier firms.

Discussion about changes to the Labour Code is currently underway. Radičová said that the talks are not progressing due to strong resistance from trade unionists. The biggest changes expected from the amended code should be a more flexible labour market and changes to the position of employee councils and trade unions. Samsung has been operating in Slovakia since 2002. The plant in Galanta is its largest European factory, where it manufactures TV sets, computer monitors and plasma screens.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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