EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Utrecht; West-Nederland
Location of affected unit(s): Zeist


Sector: Health / social work
Human health services
86 - Human health activities
Number Employed: 2300

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-09-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 243
Planned Job Reductions max: 243
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 44

Additional Information

Health and social work group Zonnehuizen announced recently that it had reached an agreement with the unions to cut 243 jobs.  The severe financial problems that the group has been facing due to lack of integration following a series of mergers and takovers are quoted as main reason behind the planned restructuring. Accordingly, the group incurred a loss of 16 million euros in 2010 and foresees a loss of 3 to 6 million euros in 2011.