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Automotive refugee in Detroit,
>From: "Bill Tarkulich" <smitko2@...>
>Subject: [Slovak-World] WSJ Article - Jobs In Western Slovakia
>Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 13:22:12 -0000
>In the 7/10/2007 US-version of the Wall Street Journal:
>This article will be available for free only for the next seven (7) days.
>Shortage of Skilled Labor
>Pinches Eastern Europe
>As Workers Move West,
>Continent Is Losing
>By JOELLEN PERRY in Warsaw and STEPHEN POWER in Bratislava, Slovakia
>July 10, 2007; Page A1
>In recent years, global car makers have flocked to Slovakia, attracted
>by the Eastern European country's plentiful supply of cheap, skilled
>labor. But this year, when Kia Motors Corp. needed extra workers at
>its local car plant, it had to place fliers in local newspapers and
>mailboxes urging residents to apply.
>Near Bratislava, an area with so many car and supplier factories it's
>now known as Detroit East, rival Volkswagen AG is so short of help
>that every day it buses workers from as far away as 60 miles.
>"I have the most difficult job in the company," says Jaroslav Holecek,
>director of human resources at VW's Bratislava plant. "Every day
>people come to me and say, 'I quit. I'm moving to England.' We can't