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: 5800
Group: Hisense

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-11-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 27-11-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

Hisense Gorenje, the Chinese-owned household appliances maker has announced additional employment of 300 new workers. The company will increase its labour force by the end of 2020, due to a growing demand for home appliances and the absences of self-isolating workers, who have been in contact with COVID-19 patients. Although the company denies it, the trade union claims that new employments mainly concern agency work. While the management is concentrating regularly employed workers in the new television factory whose opening is planned for January 2021, agency workers will fill vacancies in the home appliance production.

Hisense Europe companies currently employ just over 5,800 workers in Slovenia, its production is mainly focused on: refrigerators, kitchen stoves, washing, drying and dish-washing machines. During the summer of 2020, the company hired around 400 workers, but still experiences the labour shortage. Whereas in the spring of 2020, the company had announced the dismissal of 556 workers, afterwards this plan was revised, due to an increase in product demand. Finally, in January 2020, 237 dismissals were announced.