EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Staples Belgium

Staples Belgium

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.62 - Retail sale of newspapers and stationery in specialised stores
Number Employed: 289

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-10-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 219
Planned Job Reductions max: 219
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 31-12-2012
Foreseen End Date: 30-06-2013

Additional Information

The company Staples announced its intention to cut 219 jobs within the first half of 2013: 42 blue-collar workers and 177 white-collar workers.

According to unions, the decision was a "bad surprise" for the workers.

It is reported that six shops will be closed in Eke, Zellik, Tamise, Schoten, Zaventem and Aarrstelaar, as well as the call-center in Eupen.

Moreover, the measure will have an impact on the headquarters.