EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Arcelor Mittal

Company/Organisation:
Arcelor Mittal

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Liège; Prov. Liège; Région Wallonne
Location of affected unit(s): Seraing (Liege)

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
25 - Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
Number Employed: 4200
Group: Arcelor

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-03-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 1700
Planned Job Reductions max: 1700
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2009
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009
Direct Dismissals: 1700

Additional Information

The steel manufacturer, ArcelorMittal, is to make redundant 1,700 employees from its large plant in Liege, Belgium. This area contains the blast furnaces of the company. The redundancies are part of an internal restructuring plan.  The company employs 4,200 employees currently, and so the workforce will be reduced to 2,800. Three hundred temporary workers are also  understood to have recently been let go.