Despite announced layoffs, employment at Tata Steel Nederland in IJmuiden "in outline" will be guaranteed until October 2021, the management of the metal group in the Netherlands wrote in a letter to trade union FNV, which is in the hands of the Telegraaf. The management of Tata Steel Nederland says it will adhere to previously made agreements with the trade unions, but adds that eventual layoffs are inevitable.
Tata Steel announced that its factory in IJmuiden will be hit hard by the company's reorganization in Europe. Of the 3 thousand expected layoffs, around 1,600 will happen in the Netherlands, the company confirmed, NOS reports.
German technology company Siemens is closing its branch in Hengelo, which employs 600 people. The closure forms part of a reorganization in Siemens' energy and gas branch that will cost over 6 thousand jobs worldwide, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to NU.nl.
The staff of the Hengelo branch were informed about what is happening at a meeting at stadium Grolsche Veste on Friday morning. The CEO of the division explained the closure via a video link. Whether there will be any forced redundancies, is not yet clear.
An important department of the Dutch Tax Authority did not properly handle personal data of citizens and companies, according to several investigations into security in the Data & Analytics Department. As a result, the personal data of tens of thousands of Dutch leaked in various ways, including being sent to third parties or taken home by employees. The investigations also found that tax employees searched for information about individual tax payers, RTL Nieuws reports.
Blokker Holding suffered a massive 180 million euros loss in 2016 - the biggest loss the retail group ever booked since its establishment in 1896, NOS reports.
The bulk of the loss can be attributed to store closures. Blokker's reorganization in the Netherlands and Belgium and reorganizations at Xenos and Intertoys cost the company over 100 million euros. In addition to that, sales at Blokker, Xenos, Marskramer and Big Bazar were disappointing. Revenues decreased by 5 percent, from 2,076 billion euros in 2015 to 1,965 billion euros in 2016.
Store chain Blokker will be closing 100 branches in the coming year. Sister company Marskramer will close another 100. A total of 1,900 jobs will disappear at Blokker, Marskramer and at parent company Blokker Holding, the company announced on Tuesday. Blokker Holding will eventually cease to exist. Marskramer will continue on a franchise formula. And chains Intertoys, Maxi Toys, Big Bazar, Xenos and Leen Bakker will be sold off, ANP reports.
Achmea is cutting about 2 thousand jobs in the Netherlands between now and 2019, the insurer announced on Thursday, ANP reports.
According to the insurer, these job cuts are necessary due to the further digitization and the changing needs of the customer. "A further decrease in our costs and number of jobs is inevitable", the insurer said. Achmea hopes to cut costs by at least 200 million euros in the next few years.
ABN Amro is implementing more cutbacks that will result in 1,500 lost jobs, the bank announced on Wednesday at the presentation of its qurterly results, the Telegraaf reports.
This new round of cutbacks could yield some 400 million euros in savings and comes in addition to reorganization plans already announced in recent months. The bank currently employs 26,500 people. By 2020 that number will be cut to 23 thousand.
British retail chain Marks & Spencer is closing dozens of stores in a number of countries, including the Netherlands, as part of a major cost cutting operation. In the Netherlands the storesi n Amsterdam and The Hague are closing their doors. These stores employ a total of about 160 people, ANP reports.
Worldwide 2,100 jobs will be lost. Marks & Spencer will discuss plans for these employees with the works councils in affected countries, and possibly aso with the unions, accoring to ANP.
Broadcaster SBS firmly denies reports that it is planning to layoff a significant number of its staff. On Thursday morning newspaper AD reported that a quarter of the SBS staff will be laid off. A spokesperson for the broadcaster now told NU.nl that this is absolutely not true.
State Secretary Eric Wiebes of Finance placed the Tax Authorities under guardianship with regards to their finances. With this step he wants to change the culture of "autonomy" in the office, he wrote to the lower house of Dutch parliament.
ING CEO Ralph Hamers is preparing for a major reorganization that will cost thousands of jobs as well as the autonomy of the countries where the bank is located, Financieele Dagblad reports. According to the newspaper, this plan is expected to save billions of euros in cost cuts.
RNW Media in Hilversum is getting rid of two thirds of its employees in a major reorganization that starts in October. A massive 61 of the broadcaster's 91 employees will have to find new employment, including managing director Robert Zaal
ABN Amro plans to cut up to 1,375 jobs by 2020 in an effort to have the bank work more efficiently and save a structural 200 million euros a year, according to a request for advice the ABN Amro management sent to the works council on Monday
KLM plans to scrap the position of "purser" - top flight attendants on their flights - as part of a cutback plan announced to the cabin crew
Negotiations between union FNV Luchtvaart and the KLM management on a new collective bargaining agreement for the ground staff, reached a stalemate on Monday, Mariette van Dijk of FNV confirmed
IBM is scrapping 334 jobs in the Netherlands as part of a reorganization, trade union De Unie announced on its website on Friday. The union calls it a reorganization with forced redundancies.
Shell is cutting 2,200 jobs worldwide to deal with the continuing low oil prices. Together with two previously announced rounds of layoffs, the Dutch oil and gas giant is cutting a total of 12,500 jobs in 2015 and 2016
Rabobank is closing regional call centers and thereby cutting 1,500 jobs. Only eight of the bank's 105 regional call centers will remain
Retail chain Blokker is laying off 390 workers in another reorganization. The Blokker employees were called together on Friday morning to get the news
After sifting through its bookkeeping records, Amsterdam is still unable to locate an amount of 24.5 million euros. And it is highly unlikely that this money will be found, the city government said on Friday
Supermarket chain Jumbo is scrapping 190 of the 925 jobs at headquarters in a reorganization following the Jumbo-C1000 merge. Compulsory redundancies can not be excluded
Dutch bank Rabobank will be shedding another 9 thousand jobs between 2016 and 2020, CEO Wiebe Draijer announced on Wednesday.
TSN Thuiszorg, the largest home care organization in the Netherlands, applied for postponement of payment. Given that postponement of payment is often a prelude to bankruptcy, some 12 thousand jobs are now at risk.