Internal restructuring
Nord Est; Emilia-Romagna; Bologna
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14.14 - Manufacture of underwear

365 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 October 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2009
Foreseen end date


La Perla, one of the Italian leading manufacturers of women’s underwear, is to cut 365 jobs. The job cuts will affect its plant located at Bologna. Currently in this plant La Perla has 743 employees. The job cuts are included in the reorganisation plan that the company has announced at the end of October 2008. The trade unions reacted to the company’s decision by going out on strike. Moreover, the unions want to involve the local authorities to tackle the negative social effects due to the company’s decision.

La Perla is a leading manufacturer of women’s underwear and fashion with subsidiaries in Austria, France, Spain, Germany and the United States. It belongs to the private equity JH Partners.


  • 25 October 2009: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2008), La Perla, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 67359, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67359.