August 16, 2019 / 1:01 PM / 4 months ago

Slovenian appliance maker Gorenje to create 100 new jobs

LJUBLJANA, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Gorenje, owned by Chinese electronics firm Hisense, will create 100 new jobs in the coming weeks to meet higher demand, the Slovenian appliance maker told Reuters on Friday.

“Demand from all over the world is higher than we expected, especially for washing machines and dryers, so we plan to hire 100 new workers as soon as possible,” spokesman Denis Ostir said.

In April Gorenje said that it would cut some 270 jobs to streamline management and reduce costs after it was taken over by Hisense last year.

The number of job cuts was later reduced to 60, Ostir said.

Gorenje, which is one of Slovenia’s largest exporters, employs about 4,400 people.

Last month Gorenje reported a 6.6% rise in second quarter sales after a fall of 3.7% in the first quarter, adding that June was its first profitable month this year.

Reporting By Marja Novak

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