EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Hisense Gorenje

Hisense Gorenje

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: 3500
Group: Hisense

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-10-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-12-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-01-2021
Planned Job Creation: 400

Additional Information

Hisense Gorenje, the home appliance manufacturer (producer of refrigerators, kitchen stoves, washing, drying, dish-washing machines), announced the opening of the new TV factory in Velenje and the employment of 400 workers. The new factory, producing televisions for the European market, will start to work in January 2021.

The company will first offer job opportunities on the internal labour market within Hisense Europe and then to external job seekers. The training of 330 workers will begin on 15 December 2020, in January 2021 the total workforce will amount to 400 persons including professionals. In the first year, the output will attain the production of two million televisions per year. It will then increase to four million televisions per year until 2023.

The company announced the dismisssal of 556 workers in spring 2020 but later revised its plan due to increase in product demand. In January 2020, 237 dismissals were announced.