Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Dąbrowa Górnicza, Kraków, Sosnowiec, Świętochłowice,Chorzów
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.52 - Casting of steel

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
31 January 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


On 30 January 2012, the steel company ArcelorMittal Poland announced plans to cut 1,000 jobs at the units in Chorzów, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Kraków, Sosnowiec, Świetochłowice by the end of 2012. The company plans to implement a voluntary dismissal programme and an early retirement programme. The redundant workers will receive a severance pay.

The job cuts are said to follow weakened demand for steel products.

The local trade unions are concerned that the level of redundancies could be higher than officially announced. They estimate that dismissals could affect up to 1,450 employees.

ArcelorMittal is a global steel company employing 280,000 people in 60 countries. The company has seven units in southern Poland and employs 12,300 people.


  • 30 January 2012: Wirtualny Nowy Przemysł ()
  • 31 January 2012: Gazeta Wyborcza ()


Eurofound (2012), ArcelorMittal Poland, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 73072, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73072.