EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Oost-Nederland


Sector: Information / communication
Publishing, audiovisual and broadcasting activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers
Number Employed: 2200
Group: Wegener Dagbladen Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-04-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 325
Planned Job Reductions max: 325
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

On 26 April 2006, publishing house Wegener (newspapers) announced that it will cut down its annual expenses by 25 million euro. 325 Jobs will be lost in pursuit of this objective. Wegener will set up a central editorial office for all of its daily papers to provide them with (inter)national news in order to enable the individual papers to focus their attention on the regional news. About half of the jobs (154) that will be lost concerns journalist positions. The commercial division will lose 115 jobs and 58 other position will disappear.