EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Estonia
Region: Kirde-Eesti; Eesti
Location of affected unit(s): Rakvere


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
16.23 - Manufacture of other builders\' carpentry and joinery
Number Employed: 717
Group: Jeld-Wen Europe

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 31-05-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-06-2021
Foreseen End Date: 30-06-2021
Planned Job Creation: 160

Additional Information

Jeld-Wen, a company manufacturing wooden doors and related products, plans to increase its production volume by a third in 2021. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has managed to strengthen their market position and find new clients. To meet the demand, they have decided to rearrange their work processes and thus as of June 2021, a 12-hour work schedule will be introduced in the factory. This requires the recruitment of additional 160 employees as soon as possible, which is unusual and positive news for the region, where 2,000 persons are currently registered as unemployed.

For previous restructuring events, see Jeld-Wen2014-SEJeld-Wen2008-SE.