EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Szczecin Shipyard

Szczecin Shipyard

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Szczecinski; Zachodniopomorskie; Polnocno-Zachodni
Location of affected unit(s): Szczecin


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment
Number Employed: 4200

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-05-2007
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2007
Planned Job Creation: 1300

Additional Information

The Szczecin Shipyard is searching for qualified shipbuilders. In 2006, 1,300 of its workers (out of a total of 5,500 employed at the shipyard) left work, many of them heading to Scandinavia to take up similar jobs for considerably higher pay (five times more than in Szczecin). The shipyard is seeking to again achieve an employee headcount of 5,500 persons through new hiring.