In which sectors we operate and what did we achieve?
BUSINESS
We save tens of millions of euros a year for entrepreneurs in Slovakia. In 2020 alone, our experts commented on more than six hundred laws - thanks to which they have already saved companies more than eight million euros in spending on occupational health services.
ENGINEERING AND METALLURGY
Through engineering and metallurgical factories, our members together create more than thirty-two thousand jobs throughout Slovakia.
TRANSPORT
More than half of Slovakia's total transport capacity, including international and domestic road transport, is covered by our members through their companies operating in the field of transport.
HORECA (GASTRONOMY, HOTEL INDUSTRY, TOURISM)
The HORECA segment created approximately one hundred and sixty thousand jobs before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, which represents approximately 7 and a half percent of total employment in Slovakia. Ninety percent of these jobs are created by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
REAL ESTATE MARKET
Almost thirty years of experience in the real estate market and a community of hundreds of professionals with backgrounds not only in Slovakia but also across Europe and the United States. This is the contribution from our members from the real estate market.
IT
Young people dream of being paid for their time at the computer. Not a problem! More than thirty thousand IT workers are currently employed by our members - not only in Slovakia but also abroad.
POWER ENGINEERING
Thanks to our members, you can light, heat up, and cook in your homes and workplaces for almost 100 years. Energy employers, associated in the NUE, are among the largest suppliers of electricity and gas in Slovakia. Millions of customers rely on their services every day.
TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
More than three million Slovaks are currently connected to the fixed internet. Almost seven million users and more than a million devices in our country already have their own SIM card. The largest players in the field of telecommunications technologies at the national and international level are the members of NUE.
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRY
478,000 hectares - this is the area currently being farmed by almost sixty small and large farmers associated with NUE. Thanks to our groceries, you have fresh yogurts, milk, or coffee on the table every day.
FINANCE, BANKING AND INSURANCE
More than 99% of the banking sector belongs to NUE. We represent not only traditional commercial banks and insurance companies but also financial advisors and brokers.
WOODPROCESSING INDUSTRY
Members of NUE cover more than a hundred companies from the wood processing industry. They develop several pro-export activities and work with renewable sources of raw materials, so their activities do not pollute the environment.
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
The construction industry sector accounts for more than nine percent of Slovak GDP. It includes two hundred and thirty-eight thousand working people, more than half of whom are employees in construction companies and factories.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
„Smart Industry“, artificial intelligence, robotics, IoT, digitization, innovative startups, but also Industry 4.0 or patents and new inventions. This is not a description of the latest sci-fi movie. We bring together key players in the field of science and research, who bring innovations to the Slovak and European industries, therefore co-creating the future of us all.
EDUCATION
We connect secondary vocational school students with employers and have been increasing their employability for more than six years. Thousands of Slovak employers are involved in the dual education program - more than eight thousand students work for them in total.
SERVICES AND CRAFTS
Traditions are linked to our values - employers in the field of services and crafts associated in the NUE, promote those that benefit the whole society. At the same time, they focus mainly on the support of education and training, culture and sports, or the protection of the environment. They attach special importance to projects and activities focused on the needs of various social groups, adults, and young people.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE
Employers who operate in the trade sector and are also members of NUE have jointly invested more than six billion euros in Slovakia. In addition, hundreds of millions more are paid into the state budget each year.
POLYGRAPHY
Countless book titles and bestsellers, popular national and regional periodicals, as well as printers, photography equipment, and the education and training of young polygraphers - all of this is dealt with by our members in the field of printing.
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
The global coronavirus pandemic has confirmed that healthcare is a „team game“ of thousands of doctors, nurses, researchers, hospital and social service management, pharmacists, and drug distributors. The NUE represents more than thirty-two social service providers, who together provide assistance to almost fourteen and a half thousand dependent people. At the same time, our pharmacy members ensure that medicines for patients are available in pharmacies at all times.
WASTE TREATMENT AND RECYCLING
Ecology, environmental protection, and sustainability are not neglected by employers. The members of NUE also work in the field of waste management, which they co-finance from their resources and actively participate in streamlining the system of separate collection, recovery, and recycling throughout Slovakia. Thanks to our members, towns and villages are becoming a little greener again.
What are we working on?

Guidelines for the employment of Ukrainian citizens in Slovakia

#Ukraine
04.03.2022
NUE brings you, in connection with the declared state of war in Ukraine, an overview of key rules and obligations and the procedure for employing the Ukrainian citizens in Slovakia. We also bring you more detailed information about Act no. 480/2002 on asylum, according to which the government decided to provide so-called temporary refuge to Ukrainian refugees.

We need cohesion policy today more than ever

The eighth annual Cohesion Forum is currently taking place in Brussels. The top government officials of the Member States, representatives of the European institutions, academia, but also economic and social partners from all over Europe - thousands of people gathered at this event for the sole purpose of openly discussing the challenges facing the European Union (EU). and the possibilities for close cooperation between the individual states of the Union.

Skills for the future of a competitive job market in Slovakia

The world is in the process of the Fourth Industrial Revolution - that is an indisputable fact. These industrial revolutions have brought so far have had a radical impact on employees. Many jobs have disappeared, but an even more significant amount has been created, and others have undergone a substantial change in qualification requirements. Experience shows that the industrial revolution is not a "scarecrow"; more jobs have been created than lost, but at the same time, what has been done to the full and only in favor of those who were ready for its arrival. Employers have had to keep up with the times to survive and remain competitive, while employees have faced more detailed information about their skills and mastered new working practices.
What is going on?

General Assembly of the NUE 2022

social dialogue
press news
At this year's General Assembly of the National Union of Employers, top business representatives and government members, including the MP, discussed the most critical topics and potential steps toward improving the Slovak business environment and ensuring predictable conditions for companies even in the current situation.

Trends Shaping the Future of Work in CEE

EU
WorkTransitionCEE
digitalization
Today we launch the “Trends Shaping the Future of Work in CEE” report, under the WorkTransitionCEE project umbrella. The report explores the available pathways to progress and how can the CEE countries become the frontrunners of the digital transformation for the benefit of employers and employees alike.

The war in Ukraine versus the conflict EU climate goals - What will be the future of industry in a climate-neutral Europe?

social dialogue
EU
The green transformation of European industry and the tools to ensure climate neutrality have been one of the European Commission's key priorities in recent years. However, the coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the world's economies or the outbreak of war in Ukraine, can greatly complicate the achievement of set goals. The key question in recent days is how to ensure the energy security and independence of the European Union and the individual Member States.