EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

A. Zakaro firma

A. Zakaro firma

Geographic Location

Country: Lithuania
Region: Klaipedos apskritis; Lietuva
Location of affected unit(s): Klaipeda


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.72 - Retail sale of footwear and leather goods in specialised stores
Number Employed: 269

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-03-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 156
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 15-03-2020
Foreseen End Date: 01-04-2020
Direct Dismissals: 156

Additional Information

Individual company A. Zakaro firma, which is managing the chain of shoe shops "Batu kalnas“ in Lithuania, dismissed around 156 employees in Klaipeda in the period from 15 March 2020 to 1 April 2020. The number of employees in the company decreased from 269 to 113. The main cause of the dismissals is the quarantine regime in Lithuania. To control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Lithuanian Government declared quarantine on the entire territory of the Republic of Lithuania as of 16 March 2020. Since the shops are currently closed, the company has recently announced that it will soon open an online store.

According to the Employment Service, since the beginning of the quarantine regime, the number of employees in Lithuania has already decreased by more than 8 thousand.