EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Romania
Location of affected unit(s): different locations from Romania


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating
Number Employed: 12374
Group: Kaufland

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-12-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 03-12-2019
Foreseen End Date: 30-04-2020
Planned Job Creation: 500

Additional Information

German retailer Kaufland is to create 500 jobs for persons with disabilities by April 2020. The company started few months ago, a pilot program for the stores situated in Bucuresti, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu and Timisoara. Kaufland is intending to extend the program nationwide. One of the company managers declared that a lot of persons with disabilities want to work but cannot work because they do not have the chance of a workplace suitable for them.

The large German retailer has 1,300 stores in seven countries across Europe. As of December 2019, Kaufland employs an estimated 12,374 members of staff across 127 stores in Romania, which makes Kaufland the country's largest private employer.