Internal restructuring
Stredne Slovensko; Banskobystricky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Banská Bystrica
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 September 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


State enterprise LESY Slovenskej republiky, which manages forests and produces timber, will dismiss 500 employees in an aim to rationalise the company’s operations and increasing the effectiveness of its business. Employees working at all levels of organisational hierarchy will be hit by the redundancies although most of the job cuts will be of white collar workers. It is expected that the planned dismissals will reduce labour costs in the company by SKK 300 million (about Euro 10 million). Employment effect start and timeline were not yet announced. "Lesy prepustia päťsto ľudí".


  • 30 September 2008: Hospodárske noviny


Eurofound (2008), LESY Slovenskej republiky, Internal restructuring in Slovakia, factsheet number 67185, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67185.