Austria - Swarovski plans transfer of production - May 31, 2016

Workers at different departments of jewellery producer and retailer Swarovski are worried about planned outsourcing. The company speaks about an optimisation project that will lead to a transfer of administrative jobs to Eastern European countries and layoffs within the group. In the outsourcing plans several IT-jobs and personal and financial administrative functions are involved. So far, the workers’ representatives have not been fully informed about the operation.

English: https://www.friedlnews.com/article/swarovski-employees-worried-about-outsourcing

German: http://www.vienna.at/sorge-vor-jobabbau-bei-swarovski-wegen-optimierungsprojekt …  

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