Business expansion
Slovenija; Savinjska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.51 - Manufacture of electric domestic appliances

125 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 August 2019
Employment effect (start)
18 August 2019
Foreseen end date
30 September 2019


Gorenje, the home appliance manufacturer of refrigerators, kitchen stoves, washing, drying and dish-washing machines and so on, will create 100 new jobs in September 2019. In spring 2019, Gorenje laid off 270 employees, mainly middle and higher management staff. Out of 270 workers, the company directly laid off only 71 employees, while the rest retired or terminated their employment contract themselves discontented with the substitute employment in production that the company offered to redundant workers. New workers will get fixed-term contracts. They will take posts in the company's production facilities in Velenje, mostly in the production of washing machines and driers.

The reorganization is a part of the restructuring after the sale of Gorenje to the Chinese corporation Hisense. Simultaneously, Hisense announced the building of two new production facilities for TV sets and electronic parts in Velenje.

Updated, 29/9/2019: the company has already hired 125 new workers since the middle of August and now plans to employ another 80 workers under fixed-term contracts by the end of October. New workers are needed in all production units at Gorenje, particularly in the manufacturing of washing machines and driers.



Eurofound (2019), Gorenje, Business expansion in Slovenia, factsheet number 98334, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98334.