In the last five years, about HUF 680 billion worth of foreign investment has arrived in Debrecen, as a result of which 6,500 new jobs have been created, or will be created in the near future. In addition, a number of new job-creating investments will arrive in the city in the near future, all of which are projected to create 20,000 new jobs in the city by 2030.
Due to this, Debrecen has become one of the most attractive investment locations not only in Hungary, but also in Central Europe. Several international companies including BMW, SemCorp, or Sensirion have recently announced that they are to make highly significant major investments in the city.
The city has also achieved an outstanding result according to fDI Intelligence, the international capital flows and investment division of the Financial Times, as it has been included in the TOP 10 list of its best investment promotion destinations next to the likes of New York, Hong Kong and Zurich.
“The significant economic development of Debrecen in the recent period can be attributed to several factors. On the one hand, I would highlight the government’s investment promotion policy, which creates a competitive investment environment. On the other hand, the excellent infrastructure and transport facilities of the city and the region, as well as the education and training opportunities with a long tradition and significant capacity are of great importance. In order to achieve the results, it is also essential that the professional team and the excellent professional cooperation between the employees of the local government, the EDC Debrecen City and Economic Development Center and the National Investment Agency are realized. It is a great pleasure for us that a major HR service company opens a local office and sees potential in Debrecen. It is a confirmation of our good work”, Lajos Barcsa, Deputy Mayor of Debrecen, said at the WHC Group’s inaugural office opening event
The WHC Group is currently working with a number of large companies, mainly in the automotive, electronics and other machinery industries in the region, and we support the HR activities of several small and medium-sized companies. We considered it reasonable to serve our existing and future customers locally with a local team, thus making our activities more efficient, Benedek Tóth, Regional Manager of the WHC Group, said.
Our Debrecen office will primarily provide services to our local partners in the areas with temporary, physical intellectual employees, as well as student and retired employees, he added.
In addition to Hajdú-Bihar, the new branch office will also serve the enterprises of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén counties.