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.
Dear this is your latest news from the UK whitegoods website
As promised in our last newsletter the repairs@ service has been re-launched, the story is to the left and the service is now fully online.
The whitegoods Conference date for February 2012 has been set, details in the lead story to the left.
Other stories over the past couple of weeks that you may have missed.
Best Buy pulling out of the UK market?
Beko fridge wrongly blamed for house fire
Glen Dimplex buys Valor
Fraud at Whirlpool & Panasonic
Whirlpool seek $16 Million damages from LG
Of course the forums are, as usual, buzzing with chat and news and here's some of the more interesting forum threads of the past few days.
Hotpoint fridge fires
Engineer search thread
Work available to members
Scrap metal dealers targetted
Small businesses let down on recycling
That 0800 thread, again
Yellow Pages, is it worth it?
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