Business expansion
Polnocny; Pomorskie;
Location of affected unit(s)
Czarne near Szczecinek
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Manufacture Of Furniture
31 - Manufacture of furniture

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 December 2010
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2011
Foreseen end date


On 20 December 2010 a furniture producer Gabi opened its new production unit by the penitentiary in Czarne in the Pomorskie Voivodeship. The company plans to hire 300 prisoners. The factory started production in February 2011. The idea of the penitentiary's factory appeared mainly as an economical solution, because according to the Polish law employed prisoner could earn 50% of the national lowest salary, but the law has been changed during the construction of the factory and now employed prisoners should get 100% of the national lowest salary. About 1,400 people are jailed in the penitentiary in Czarne, but only 40 of them are carpenters and 40 are upholsterers. The company also invested in training of unskilled prisoners.

Gabi is a Polish furniture company founded in 1991. The company and employs about 400 people.


  • 16 December 2010: Służba Więzienna ()
  • 21 December 2010: Strefa Biznesu ()


Eurofound (2010), Gabi, Business expansion in Poland, factsheet number 71765, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71765.