US companies in Slovakia: COVID-19 has created a new normal for us

The health and safety of employees and clients is the number one priority.

The COVID-19 pandemic is not the only problem that U.S Steel Košice is facing. The COVID-19 pandemic is not the only problem that U.S Steel Košice is facing. (Source: Courtesy of USSK)

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted US companies in Slovakia differently, depending on the sector in which they operate. While for the steel company U.S. Steel Košice (USSK) it meant the worsening of an already unfavourable situation devastated by cheap steel import from Asia, the business service centres of IBM and Dell have faced the challenge of securing a full-fledged operation from home office.

The Slovak Spectator spoke about the impacts of the coronavirus crisis on their companies and future prospects with Jim Bruno, president of U.S. Steel Košice (USSK); Paul Burt, managing director at IBM International Services Centre; and Silvia Jeleníková, co-site leader at the Dell Bratislava Global Business Centre.

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