EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

WSK PZL-Rzeszów

WSK PZL-Rzeszów

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Rzeszowsko-tarnobrzeski; Podkarpackie; Wschodni
Location of affected unit(s): Rzeszów


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment
Number Employed: 4500
Group: UTC

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 22-02-2007
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2007
Planned Job Creation: 600

Additional Information

WSK Rzeszów, the largest aviation company in the Podkarpacie region (a subsidiary of the American group UTC), plans to hire 600 new employees in 2007, including at least 400 operators of numerical machine tools. Present employment at WSK Rzeszów is 4,500 persons, including 3,600 workers manning production lines for airplane engine components and making complete powerplants for the F-16 fighter. In 2006, WSK took on 300 new employees.