Skoda has begun to recruit workers from
The Czech carmaker is having to search further afield for employees amid increased migration of Eastern European workers and a booming domestic automotive industry.
Skoda, which is owned by VW, has used an employment agency to recruit several hundred workers from
A spokesman said: “We have a shortage of labour so we are using employment agencies to bring in staff.
It is not the first time that workers from
Many stayed in
Skoda, which has been steadily repositioning itself in the car market as more of a value brand, is one of the
The open-borders policy of the European Union means that it is suffering recruitment problems. Many Czech workers have left for better paid jobs in
Skoda’s own production, which includes some output from a factory in
However, Japanese carmakers, such as
Facts to boot
–– Skoda was founded in what is now the Czech Republic in 1895 and started to produce cars in 1905 and lorries in 1924
–– It was bought by the Volkswagen Group in 1991 after the collapse of the
–– Skoda had revenues of € 6.64 billion (£4.73 billion) and a workforce of nearly 27,000 in 2006