EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Denmark
Region: Vejle amt


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
32.4 - Manufacture of games and toys
Number Employed: 1800
Group: LEGO A/S

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-10-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 257
Planned Job Reductions max: 257
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-10-2003
Foreseen End Date: 01-10-2003
Direct Dismissals: 257
Other Job Reduction Measures: 11

Additional Information

LEGO fired around 200 workers at the beginning of February 2003, and this is the second round of lay-offs of 2003. The lay-offs are due to missing sales in Germany and USA. A great part of the production is stored. The employees' representatives are disappointed, because the first round of redundancies was said to be sufficient.