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What to know about employment in Slovakia

Residents of Ukraine granted temporary protection have the same access to the labor market as Slovak citizens (except to civil servant jobs). They can be employed either under an employment contract or by agreement. The Labor Code fundamentally governs individual employment relationships in connection with wage labor for individuals in the service of a legal entity or another individual, as well as collective labor relations.

General information about employment in Slovakia

What you should know about working in HORECA

HORECA is often used to refer to HOTELS, RESTAURANTS and CAFES. HORECA businesses are among the largest first-time employers. Most young people get their first work experience at them. Many jobs are just right for people without qualifications or with no work experience and they quickly master the job. Statistics also show more women than men working in these establishments.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 110,000 people in Slovakia worked in HORECA during peak tourist seasons. But because of measures put in place to combat the pandemic, headcount has fallen and yet the demand for these services is rising and employers are offering many job opportunities.

Specific requirements for working in HORECA

Anybody working at HORECA establishments that will be coming into contact with food of foodstuffs is required to have the following:

Other benefits of HORECA employment

Many lodging establishments provide their staff either with temporary accommodation or accommodation for a defined period directly there or through intermediaries. An employer’s temporary accommodation solution can be of significant help and benefit while you are searching for a job.


Look out for the following when you are hired:
  • Somebody offering a job without telling you precisely the company’s name, about where you will be working, what you will be doing, or what they will be paying you;
  • Somebody offering a job and asking you to hand over your travel documents;
  • Employers that do not sign the employment contract or it is written in a language you do not understand;
  • Somebody offering a job where they will provide only room and board;
  • A placement agency offering a job and asking you to pay a fee for them to provide it.