EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Location of affected unit(s): Terneuzen, Hulst, Zeist


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet
Number Employed: 200

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-06-2014
Planned Job Reductions min: 185
Planned Job Reductions max: 185
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 24-06-2014
Foreseen End Date: 25-06-2014
Direct Dismissals: 185

Additional Information

Mail-order company Neckermann has announced that it will cut 185 jobs in the Netherlands. The company was declared bankrupt in June 2014 but was restarted on the following day. Just 15 employees will be retained by the company. According to the sources, the jobs will be lost in the processing department and at the company’s call centre.

According to the sources, several suppliers, customers and employees have criticised the bankruptcy and restart, which they claim was planned and has no legal basis in the Netherlands.

The ERM previously reported on restructuring at the company in 2012 and 2006.