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24th May, 2018

Labour shortage keeps car parts maker away

German car parts maker Fehrer Automotive decided not to build a plant in Kozármisleny, in the South of Hungary, for the time being because of a shortage of sufficient labour, Kozármisleny’s mayor told the daily Szabad Pécs on Wednesday.

Fehrer planned to give jobs to 1,000 people in the Baranya region within four years.

Magyar Idők wrote a week ago that some multinational companies present in Hungary are no longer spending on upgrades and expansion, but are instead relocating their units to Ukraine, Serbia and the Far East in search of cheap labour.

Fehrer already has a plant in Hungary, where the company also struggles with a shortage of labour.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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