EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Romania
Location of affected unit(s): 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: 6000
Group: Schwarz

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-09-2008
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009
Planned Job Creation: 3700

Additional Information

Kaufland Romania, hypermarket operator, part of German group Schwarz, present in Romania since 2005, may increase the number of its employees by 10,000 on the local market, by the end of 2009. At present, the company has 6,000 employees. The plan is to hire 700 persons in the course of 2008 and 3,000 persons in 2009. In 2007 the sales totalled 641.6 million euros, as compared to 232 million euros in 2006.