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.