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Several companies in Trenčín Region face difficulties

Považská Bystrica-based company PSL said it plans to lay off 193 employees as a result of the economic crisis.

Považská Bystrica-based company PSL said it plans to lay off 193 employees as a result of the economic crisis.

The company, which produces bearings, has nearly a thousand people on its payroll. Most of those to be made redundant are blue-collar workers. The reason behind the decision is the shrinking number of orders and lower demand, especially in the company’s main markets in the US, France, Italy and Germany.

Woollen fabric weaver Merina announced its fourth mass layoff. The company decided to make ninety of its remaining 146 employees redundant.

"The company will probably shut down," said Zuzana Horníková from the labour office in Trenčín. Merina’s director general, Miroslav Majerník, did not rule out in December last year that production of woollen fabric in Trenčín might end definitively in the near future.

The textile plant was established under the name of Tiberghien and Sons more than one hundred years ago.

Colmet Slovakia, a metallurgical company, has not yet paid wages for the last few months into the accounts of its employees and so they have now asked a court to declare the company bankrupt. This would enable withdrawal of money that the company owes them from the guarantee fund. Alexander Jakubička, from the labour office in Banská Bystrica, said that the company’s failure will probably leave around 150 people out of work. SITA

Compiled by Michaela Stanková from press reports
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