EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Slovakia
Region: Nitriansky kraj; Zapadne Slovensko
Location of affected unit(s): Nitra


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Number Employed: 2800
Group: Sony

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-09-2010
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2011
Foreseen End Date: 28-02-2011
Planned Job Creation: 900

Additional Information

On 2 September 2010, the Taiwanese company, Foxconn, which took over the Sony plant in Nitra, will create about 500 new jobs by the end of February 2011. The business expansion is attributed to the start of production of new types of LCD TVs.
According to Foxconn PR manager's statement released in mid January 2011, the TV producing company will actually recruit 900 new employees. The employment effect will start in February-March 2011. The management estimates a 50% increase in TV production in 2011.