EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Unilever PLC

Unilever PLC

Geographic Location

Country: World


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10 - Manufacture of food products
Number Employed: 149000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-01-2022
Planned Job Reductions min: 1500
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 25-01-2022
Direct Dismissals: 1500

Additional Information

Unilever, multinational producer of food and household products, has announced that it will cut 1,500 management jobs worldwide, as the company is trying to improve its performance after a failed acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer health unit. Around 15% of senior managers and 5% of junior managers will be dismissed. Job cuts are part of a restructuring programme aimed to reshape Unilever’s business: there will be five main business units - beauty and wellbeing, personal care, home care, nutrition, and ice cream. 

Currently, Unilever employs 149,000 people globally.