Business expansion
Slovenija; Savinjska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.51 - Manufacture of electric domestic appliances

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 November 2020
Employment effect (start)
27 November 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Hisense Gorenje, the Chinese-owned household appliances maker has announced additional employment of 300 new workers. The company will increase its labour force by the end of 2020, due to a growing demand for home appliances and the absences of self-isolating workers, who have been in contact with COVID-19 patients. Although the company denies it, the trade union claims that new employments mainly concern agency work. While the management is concentrating regularly employed workers in the new television factory whose opening is planned for January 2021, agency workers will fill vacancies in the home appliance production.

Hisense Europe companies currently employ just over 5,800 workers in Slovenia, its production is mainly focused on: refrigerators, kitchen stoves, washing, drying and dish-washing machines. During the summer of 2020, the company hired around 400 workers, but still experiences the labour shortage. Whereas in the spring of 2020, the company had announced the dismissal of 556 workers, afterwards this plan was revised, due to an increase in product demand. Finally, in January 2020, 237 dismissalswere announced.



Eurofound (2020), Hisense Gorenje, Business expansion in Slovenia, factsheet number 102737, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102737.