EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20.4 - Manufacture of soap and detergents, cleaning and polishing preparations, perfumes and toilet preparations
Number Employed: 52000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-07-2008
Planned Job Reductions min: 3000
Planned Job Reductions max: 3000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2011

Additional Information

On 7 July 2008, Henkel, a manufacturer of soap and detergents, announced that it is to cut 3000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2011. Out of these 1000 jobs will be lost in Germany. Job cuts will most severely affect the company’s location in Düsseldorf where about 500 jobs are to be cut (out of the 1000 jobs). Concerning Henkel’s worldwide activities, a spokesperson of the company highlighted that all regions and business divisions could be affected.