EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Škoda Auto

Company/Organisation:
Škoda Auto

Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Region: Stredocesky; Stredni Cechy
Location of affected unit(s): Mladá Boleslav

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 27600

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 31-03-2009
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2009
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

Škoda Auto, a Czech car maker, is planning to hire up 1,000 new temporary workers and to launch working Saturdays. The situation in the Czech car industry has improved after some neighbouring countries (Slovakia, Germany) have introduced a car scrappage incentive scheme. The firm currently employs approximately 27,600 people (600 agency workers included).