Ural enterprises launch large-scale layoffs

25 April 2011 (18:23)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, April 22, 2011. 43,994 dwellers of Sverdlovsk Region applied to the state employment agencies between January and March 2011, which was 21% less than a year earlier (55,694 people).

Between October 1, 2008 and April 1, 2011 344 enterprises reported they were planning to make a total of 57,840 employees redundant due to liquidation or shrinkage, with 45,731 people actually losing their jobs. 20,514 people found new jobs without having to apply to employment agencies, including 6,786 people who found a place within the same companies. 17,391 ex-workers came to the employment agencies, and 5,556 of them were re-employed.

Between January 1, 2011 and April 1, 2011 16 companies reported they expected to lay off 4,237 workers due to liquidation or shrinkage, the largest enterprises being Ruslich, an iron works based in Verkhnyaya Salda (640 workers), Yekaterinburg-based Vtoroye Sverdlovskoye Aviapredpriyatiye (498 employees), and Krasnouralsk Chemical Plant of Krasnouralsk (401 people).

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