EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: European Union
Location of affected unit(s): Belgium, Netherlands


Sector: Information / communication
Publishing, audiovisual and broadcasting activities
58.14 - Publishing of journals and periodicals
Number Employed: 720

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-11-2013
Planned Job Reductions min: 123
Planned Job Reductions max: 123
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2014
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2014

Additional Information

On 19 November 2013, Dutch company Weekbladpers Groep (WPG) announced plans to reduce its Dutch and Belgian workforce substantially. The restructuring measures involve the loss of 100 full-time equivalent positions by the end of 2014, which will affect 123 workers.

The publishing group currently employs around 720 staff.