EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): Poland, Austria, the UK, and other countries


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.59 - Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores
Number Employed: 26500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-04-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 21-04-2021
Foreseen End Date: 13-06-2021
Planned Job Creation: 2000

Additional Information

Dutch home retail company JYSK announced that it will create 2,000 new jobs worldwide in 2021.

The company has launched its biggest multichannel recruitment campaign to recruit 2,000 store managers. The campaign will run in 28 countries where the chain operates. On 21 April 2021, the campaign is to be launched in Poland, and Austria will be last up on 13 June 2021. After reaching a milestone of 3,000 stores worldwide, furniture retailer JYSK has set a new target of 5,000.

Founded in 1979, JYSK is the largest Danish retailer operating internationally. The company has 3,000 stores across 51 countries, employing over 26,500 people.