At the end of 2018, ŠKODA employed 4,443 foreign nationals from 48 countries in its Czech operations. Foreign workers thus made up 13.6 per cent of staff in the Czech Republic. Broken down by country, most come from Poland (45.3 per cent), followed by Slovakia (35.2 per cent) and Ukraine (8.9 per cent). While it is no surprise that people come to work here from neighbouring and other nearby countries, ŠKODA has also attracted workers from further afield. In the Czech Republic, then, you’ll find three Americans, two Cubans, two Koreans, and citizens of Canada, Mexico, Namibia and Singapore working for the company.