Trouser-maker Dublinares is to stop production at its factory in Linares over the next two to three weeks, with the loss of around 300 jobs.

The company has blamed a difficult financial situation for the decision.

According to Mauricio Marcos Murra, president of the Clothing Chamber of Nuevo Lesn, the state has lost 120 of its 800 clothing companies in the last four months and more than 2000 workers have lost their jobs.