Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Slovakia

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The dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the close of World War I allowed the Slovaks to join the closely related Czechs to form Czechoslovakia. Following the chaos of World War II, Czechoslovakia became a Communist nation within Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe. Soviet influence collapsed in 1989 and Czechoslovakia once more became free. The Slovaks and the Czechs agreed to separate peacefully on 1 January 1993. Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

Slovakia has mastered much of the difficult transition from a centrally planned economy to a modern market economy. the dzurinda government made excellent progress during 2001-04 in macroeconomic stabilization and structural reform. major privatizations are nearly complete, the banking sector is almost completely in foreign hands, and the government has helped facilitate a foreign investment boom with business friendly policies such as labor market liberalization and a 19% flat tax. foreign investment in the automotive sector has been strong. slovakia's economic growth exceeded expectations in 2001-07 despite the general european slowdown. unemployment, at an unacceptable 18% in 2003-04, dropped to 8.6% in 2007 but remains the economy's achilles heel. slovakia joined the eu on 1 may 2004 and will be the second of the new eu member states to adopt the euro in 2009 if it continues to meet euro adoption criteria in 2008. despite its 2006 pre-election promises to loosen fiscal policy and reverse the previous dzurinda government's pro-market reforms, fico's cabinet has thus far been careful to keep a lid on spending in order to meet euro adoption criteria. the fico government is pursuing a state-interventionist economic policy, however, and has pushed to regulate energy and food prices.

Environmental Issues

Air pollution from metallurgical plants presents human health risks; acid rain damaging forests

Government Type

Parliamentary democracy


5,455,407 (july 2008 est.)


Central europe, south of poland


Total: 48,845 sq km land: 48,800 sq km water: 45 sq km

About twice the size of new hampshire

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: slovak republic conventional short form: slovakia local long form: slovenska republika local short form: slovensko


Name: bratislava geographic coordinates: 48 09 n, 17 07 e time difference: utc+1 (6 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

Military Service

17-30 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription abolished in 2006; women are eligible to serve (2007)

International Disputes

Bilateral government, legal, technical and economic working group negotiations continued in 2006 between slovakia and hungary over hungary's completion of its portion of the gabcikovo-nagymaros hydroelectric dam project along the danube; as a member state that forms part of the eu's external border, slovakia has implemented the strict schengen border rules

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

3 Slovakia Jobs Found

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Nigel Frank International - Bratislava - posted 12 days ago
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Nigel Frank International - Slovakia - posted 15 days ago
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Nigel Frank International - Slovakia - posted 28 days ago