EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Chelmsko-zamojski; Lubelskie; Wschodni
Location of affected unit(s): Rzeszów


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment
Number Employed: 2350

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-08-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 130
Planned Job Reductions max: 130
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 16-09-2006
Foreseen End Date: 16-10-2006

Additional Information

Zelmer, Poland’s largest producer of vacuum cleaners and similar household appliances, plans to let go 130 employees of its Rzeszów factory (out of a workforce of 2350). The collective dismissals will take place in the period of 16 September and 16 October 2006. It is hoped that these redundancies will reduce labour costs and render the company more competitive