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Draxlmaier Announces 620 Redundancies in D. Streda

According to an article in daily Pravda, German automotive parts producer Draxlmaier looks set to slash its workforce in Dunajska Streda with 620 people set to lose their jobs over the next year.

Dunajska Streda - unemployment set to rocket (c) Fojsinek

Draxlmaier has already notified the labour office that it will be letting most of its workforce go. The company puts the move down to what it calls restructuring, which would seemingly mean following the general pattern of moving to increasingly cheaper labour markets.

The company is the biggest employer in and around Dunajska Streda, supplying to Audi, but the local labour market is far from capable of dealing with redundancies on this scale, unless a new large investor moves into the area.

7 Comments for “Draxlmaier Announces 620 Redundancies in D. Streda”

  1. George M

    Some English friends of mine had the same problem with EU BDG grants in Slovakia as well, wanting a grant for developing jobs in the tourist industry …at least the grants lady was blunt or stupid enough to say , `it was not her job to help foreigners, to get money from EU funds. This was really money ONLY for Slovaks to have` . Kinda tell you the goldfish IQ level we are having to deal with and what we expats are really up against .

  2. Dave Crawford

    Tell me about it, George. EU business development grants – Slovaks only. Where does it say that? nowhere, its just a job creation scheme for idiots and another example of discrimination. One local expat gave up after almost a year of indifference, lethargy, attempted pocket dipping etc and moved to Hungary – up and running in six weeks, providing much needed, highly skilled, well paid jobs. I gave up after the first couple of months, they either don’t want jobs or were not happy when I refused to put up with their bullshit and grasping hands. Left my money in the UK bank and work for another Brit who only employs Brits. It would be interesting to know how much employment the SK has lost over the years.

  3. George M

    Well I was one of those companies that left Slovakia a few years ago . Why ? Lazy, workshy , thieves of staff and a Tax and DPH cooks you would not believe . I voted with my feet and opened up shop across the border, to a business friendly nation, where there was a level playing field for all and corruption by government officials was not demand to do some business . I was welcomed there because I provided jobs , not because I was seen as another stupid expat , with money they can rob .

  4. George M

    Well I was one of those companies that left Slovakia a few years ago . Why ? Lazy, workshy , thieves of staff and a Tax and DPH cooks you would not believe . I voted with my feet and opened up shop across the border, to a business friendly nation, where the was a level playing field for all and corruption by government officials was not demand to do some business . I was welcomed their because I provided jobs , not because I was seen as another stupid expat , with money they can rob .

  5. Dave Crawford

    Bobby no Mates won’t be in a spin yet but his declared policies to raise funds for his social utopia will take a knock if more medium size manufacturers leave the SK. Once the component manufacturers have packed their bags the car assembly plants will close, US Steel will cut production and we will all be in the mire.

  6. marek

    sometime’s i don’t even feel i need to contribute as this George M seems to have things under control. George M, just one thing to add is that nobody on Earth could rightly feel sorry for UK workers either. (An Indian friend told me that).

  7. George M

    So now it starts ….all those company that many dimwit Slovaks on websites claim came to Slovakia , because of Slovakia`s `well educated, highly talented, skilled workforce, with minimum union interference `, that in fact was just cheap to employ, via Government incentives and huge tax breaks, are on their way out of Slovakia to ever cheaper climates. Should we feel sorry for them ? Well ask fellow workers in the UK , when Slovakia stole their jobs some 5/6 years ago ?

    So much for 5 years gaining an Engineering or Hygiene educational degree in chair assembly , floor cleaning……… and so now its back to flipping burgers guys and gals .

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