EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Location of affected unit(s): Apeldoorn, Breda


Sector: Information / communication
Publishing, audiovisual and broadcasting activities
58 - Publishing activities
Number Employed: 2000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-01-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 300
Planned Job Reductions max: 300
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2007

Additional Information

Publisher Wegener plans to cut some 300 jobs, or 15% of staff, and shift its seven regional newspapers to a smaller format. A phased transition to a compact tabloid format for the papers will be launched, starting in the second half of 2006. Wegener hopes to cut costs and appeal to more readers and advertisers with this new format. The job cuts are expected in 2007.