Business expansion
Poludniowy; Slaskie; Bielsko-bialski
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Coal And Lignite
05.1 - Mining of hard coal

600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 May 2012
Employment effect (start)
9 May 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


On 9 May 2012, coal mining company Przedsiębiorstwo Górnicze Silesia announced plans to increase employment in the modernized coal mine in Czechowice-Dziedzice. Since December 2010 the company has hired 789 workers and by the end of 2013 another 600 jobs are expected to be created.

The company signed a bilateral agreement with the crew establishing the four shift system and seven-day working week. This system of work is a new solution in the Polish mining industry, aimed at increasing work efficiency. 

In Autumn 2010 the coal mine, which was then part of Kompania Węglowa, was acquired by the Czech company Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding (EPH). The new owner planned to increase the extraction of coal within three years.

Przedsiębiorstwo Górnicze Silesia currently employs 1,520 people.


  • 9 May 2012: Bankier.pl ()


Eurofound (2012), Przedsiębiorstwo Górnicze Silesia, Business expansion in Poland, factsheet number 73644, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73644.