Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
None (Torino), Cassinetta (Varese), Comerio (Varese), Fabriano (Ancona), Comunanza (Ascoli Piceno), Siena, Teverola (Caserta), Carinaro (Caserta), Napoli
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.51 - Manufacture of electric domestic appliances

566 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


Domestic appliance producer Whirlpool announced the dismissal of at least 566 workers at its Italian sites.

Following the agreement signed with unions in July 2015, the company was to handle the restructuring process affecting its Italian plants by means of  voluntary dismissals, early retirements, relocations and recourse to social shock absorbers. At that time, a number of at least 350 exits was expected (WhirlpoolIT-2015) but 916 employees (that is 566 on top of the initially envisaged) had expressed their intention to accept the incentives offered to leave the company.

In total, 705 exits occurred at the industrial plants, 211 at the headquarters and 55 in the R&D units. The company might accept further exits over the next months.

Unions are worried about the actual implementation of the plan, as employment and production levels remain below the expected amounts.


  • 24 March 2016: Il Mattino
  • 10 November 2016: Il Mattino
  • 10 November 2016: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2016), Whirlpool, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 89366, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89366.