Roshen looking for new markets, workers sent on leave

Those who wished have been sent on leave at Roshen's confectionery plant because of a decline in production, Director of Roshen Confectionery Plant in Vinnytsia Oleksandr Bilyk has told

"Of nearly 2,000 employees 300-400 people are on planned vacations. The packages with labels for sweets that had to be supplied to the Russian market remain at the plant," he said.

According to Bilyk, the company will develop a new program of reorganization, which is to be made public in a month or one-and-a-half months.

"Then we will see whether we need to resort to layoffs at the plant. There are grounds for that. Every autumn we hired 200-300 workers to pack Christmas gifts. This year, for sure, we can do that on our own," Bilyk said.

Twenty-two percent of confectionery produced in Vinnytsia was exported to Russia.

As reported, on July 29, the Russian Federal Consumer Rights Service (Rospotrebnadzor) imposed a ban on confectionery supplies to Russia from the Ukrainian plants of Roshen Corporation, stating that the products do not meet quality standards.

Adapted from ukrinform