EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Småland med öarna
Location of affected unit(s): Kalmar and Nybro


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
Number Employed: 2100
Group: Kährs

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-03-2004
Planned Job Reductions min: 285
Planned Job Reductions max: 285
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Kährs is planning to cut its staff in Nybro and Kalmar by 285. Notice has been given to the Länsarbetsnämnden (regional employment board) and negotiations will be initiated with the trade unions as soon as possible. The goal is to achieve a 20 percent rise in productivity. It is calculated that the reduction in staff will lower costs by 80 million SEK per year.