Liquidation of Lipetsk (Russia) Roshen confectionary factory that belongs to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has started. Around 700 people will lose their job, Viktor Kirei, first deputy head of the labor and employment department of the Lipetsk region said, reports Komsomolka.
“The documents were returned to people who got fired. Now they will be registered at employment centers. In principle, they have favorable enough conditions of redundancy, so they are not in a hurry to get a new job. But we are actively working with people, explaining that it is better to find new job as soon as possible, we are offering job vacancies. Many are interested in retraining," Kirei said.
85 workers were already fired this Monday. Another 85 people will be fired in Sentsovo village.
“The average wages in the factory was 530-600 dollars. Of course, the wages of jobs that employment centers offer will be a lot lower,” the agency noted.
Earlier it was reported that Roshen Corporation decided to stop the production activity of Lipetsk confectionery factory (Russia).
Roshen is a major candy producer with an annual output of 450,000 metric tons of confectionery goods. The corporation has assets in Ukraine, Lithuania, Hungary and Russia. When the corporation's owner Petro Poroshenko was running for president in 2014, he promised to sell Roshen, but has not fulfilled his promise yet.