EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Belgium


Sector: Administrative services
Administrative and support service activities
80.10 - Private security activities
Number Employed: 6100

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-03-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 10-03-2017
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

G4S a British multinational security services company has announced that it will hire an additional 1,000 employees in 2017. The rise in terror attacks and threats throughout the year has led to a rise in demand for security services. The company noticed a clear rise in demand especially in the following sectors: aviation, critical infrastructure and events. On top of that, the company was one of the main private companies involved in the surveillance of asylum centres, which opened up a significant additional market.