Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14.12 - Manufacture of workwear

32 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 May 2009
Employment effect (start)
5 June 2009
Foreseen end date


Image Wear, the Estonian subsidiary of the Finnish workwear manufacturing company Image Wear Oy, is reducing its workforce by a total of 32 jobs in June 2009. This forms about 11% of the total number of workers in the company, which stood at 303 before the redundancies took place.

All 32 jobs are cut through direct redundancies - the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (Töötukassa) made a decision to pay out the redundancy benefits on 27 May 2009. According to the Unemployment Insurance Fund, the redundancies will take place on 5 June 2009. There is no information on the exact timeline.

Image Wear is manufacturing workwear in three sites across Estonia - Tallinn, Jõhvi and Tartu. The company also has shops in all three locations to sell their products to the local market. The Image Wear corporation also has  a site in Russia, St Petersburg.



Eurofound (2009), Image Wear, Internal restructuring in Estonia, factsheet number 69183, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69183.