Internal restructuring
Nord Ovest; Piemonte; Torino
Location of affected unit(s)
Riva di Chieri
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 June 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 May 2009


The Embraco – a Brazilian multinational company, which produces components for household equipments and is part of the Whirlpool group - is to cut 250 jobs. This announcement follows the reorganisation plan announced on February 2005, which envisaged the loss of 485 jobs within the 2011. In order to reduce the negative social effects for the redundant workers, the company, the trade unions and the Ministry of Labour reached an agreement the envisages the recourse, for two years, to the ‘special’ Wages Guarantee Fund - a ‘social shock absorber’ that intervenes in cases of restructuring, reorganisation, closure, change of activity or economic difficulties - or, alternatively, the recourse to economic incentives for voluntary resignations.


  • 15 June 2008: La Stampa
  • 1 December 2004: La Stampa
  • 16 November 2004: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2008), Embraco Europe, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 60882, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60882.