EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands


Sector: Information / communication
61 - Telecommunications
Number Employed: 31000
Group: KPN

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-02-2008
Planned Job Reductions min: 4500
Planned Job Reductions max: 4500
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 06-02-2008
Foreseen End Date: 06-02-2011

Additional Information

Telecom company KPN (the former state monopoly) announced on 5 February 2008 that it will cut another 2000 jobs in the coming three years. These come on top of the loss of 2500 jobs announced earlier. The measures will mainly hit employees involved in the fixed telecom network of KPN. Forced dismissals are not ruled out.