Business expansion
Nord Ovest; Piemonte; Cuneo
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.82 - Manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery

900 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 August 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2008
Foreseen end date
31 August 2008


Ferrero, an Italian manufacturer of chocolate and other confectionery products, is to create 900 new jobs by the end of August 2008 at its industrial site located at Alba, in the province of Cuneo.

The workers will be hired with fixed-term contracts of the duration of 4-5 months average. Yearly, in August, September and October Ferrero has recourse to temporary employment in order to increase its production of chocolate products. Ferrero has around 3,000 workers employed in the Alba industrial site; in Italy, it has 4 factories and around 6,200 employees.

Ferrero is one of the largest confectionery companies in the world. The company is owned by the Ferrero family. It has 36 operating companies, 15 factories and about 19,600 employees worldwide.


  • 8 August 2008: La Stampa


Eurofound (2008), Ferrero, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 66985, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66985.