Internal restructuring
Nord Ovest; Piemonte; Torino
Location of affected unit(s)
Settimo Torinese
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14 - Manufacture of wearing apparel

120 - 130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 June 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


Giorgio Armani, one of Italy's primary fashion companies, is to cut 120-130 jobs (out of 300 employees) in its plant located at Settimo Torinese, in the province of Turin.

The company has planned to reorganise the productive plant in a plant which creates only clothing prototypes.  The trade unions reacted to the company's decision by going out on strike. They worry that the next step could be the closure of the plant.

The Giorgio Armani company designs and manufactures products in several categories including fashion accessories, apparel, cosmetics, fragrances, home interiors, jewellery, eyewear and watches.

The authorities had previously applied for aid from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help workers in Piemonte.


  • 13 June 2009: La Stampa


Eurofound (2009), Armani, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 69197, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69197.