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Part-time work for Swarovski staff

Austrian crystal firm Swarovski is putting their 200 staff at their production facility in Lichtenstein on to part-time work because of a drop in demand for their crystal creations.

The company confirmed the move in a written release to the media, and added that at the moment there were no plans to also make part-time work compulsory at their facility at Wattens.

Wattens, a market town in the Innsbruck district of Tyrol, is chiefly known as home of the Swarovski crystal company.

The part-time work is likely to affect 200 of the 700 staff at the facility in Triesen until May of next year.

The long-term trend towards reduction in the popularity of the crystal figures has been acknowledged by management for some time – which for example recently closed their operation in Jordan because of a fall in demand.

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