Dozens of companies in Romania have been operating collective lay-offs, some since as early as last year. According to official statistical data on December 31, 2008, in December the number of the unemployed increased by 26.470 people, adding to the 400,000 people registered before. presents a list with the most important lay-offs operated or announced for the upcoming period.

The list is updated constantly

  •     Amonil Slobozia - agricultural industry 483 announced redundancies
  •     Vega 93 SRL Galati, constructions, 1.600 announced redundancies (390 operated)
  •     Nitroporos Fagaras, chemical products, 352 announced redundancies
  •     Electrica Serv, equipment maintenance and electrical systems, 1,725
  •     Elcoteq Arad, telecom producer, 400
  •     SEWS Romania, car cables producer, 550
  •     Donau Chem Turnu Magurele, chemical fertilizer producer, 730 by February 1
  •     Sometra Copsa Mica, lead and zinc producer, 824
  •     Dacia, car producer, 920. The 920 people were not made redundant, but the company decided not to extend their temporary contracts
  •     ICMRS Galati, metallurgy, 350 in December - January
  •     ALRO Slatina, metallurgy, 1,800
  •     Sofert Bacau, chemical industry, 647
  •     Bechtel, highway constructor, 2,300 employees. *Bechtel announced it would lay off 2,300 but the procedure was blocked by the Romanian Labor Force Agency in Cluj, Central Romania
  •     Sticla Turda, glass producer, 460
  •     Concefa Sibiu, constructions, 705
  •     Ga Pro Co Chemicals Savinesti, chemical industry, 500