Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.2 - Event catering and other food service activities

800 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


French catering company Sodexo announced 800 job cuts out of the 3,000 jobs at its Dutch subsidiary. The company is specialised in catering for company restaurants in office buildings, hospitals and universities. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis many people are working from home, causing the turnover in company restaurants tot drop dramatically. Sodexo expects some business recovery over the next months or years, but a return to pre-pandemic levels seems unlikely. A temporary social plan is in place to guide employees towards a new job. Employee organisations are currently consulting with their members to form an opinion on the social plan.


  • 14 July 2020: Het Financieele Dagblad (fd.nl)
  • 14 July 2020: NOS (nos.nl)


Eurofound (2020), Sodexo Nederland, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 101265, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101265.