EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Slovenia
Region: Savinjska; Slovenija
Location of affected unit(s): Velenje


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.51 - Manufacture of electric domestic appliances
Number Employed: 6643
Group: Hisense

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-02-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 190
Planned Job Reductions max: 325
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 01-02-2019
Foreseen End Date: 28-02-2019
Direct Dismissals: 325

Additional Information

Gorenje, the Slovenian household appliance manufacturer (producer of refrigerators, kitchen stoves and complete kitchens, washing and drying machines, dish-washing machines and so on), will reduce its workforce by up to 325 workers. According to the official announcement, the company will not renew the employment contracts of 190 temporary workers. However trade union's representatives claim that the official figure does not include 135 workers hired through temporary work agencies, and therefore the total number of laid-off workers would be 325. Shrinking of the workforce is due to the relocation of production of refrigerators to Valjevo (Serbia). The Chinese corporation Hisense recently purchased Gorenje that employs 11,039 workers worldwide, of which 6,643 employees work in Slovenia.