Whirlpool said it expects to cut roughly 480 full-time positions at four administrative facilities in Italy as part of the integration of Indesit that Whirlpool acquired last year.
In what seems to have become something of a trend, Whirlpool have bought into the commercial laundry sector through an acquisition of the American Dryer company.
A new study by UK online retailer Appliances Direct suggests that for many people mastering their washing machine is too difficult.
Union workers blocked a major highway between Rome and Naples near Caserta Wednesday to protest proposed job cuts from a Whirlpool manufacturing plant and job losses in Brazil have been mooted.
The Italian government has joined unions in denouncing reported plans by appliance giant Whirlpool to cut 1,350 jobs a year after it took over Italian rival Indesit.
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