Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56 - Food and beverage service activities

380 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 August 2020
Employment effect (start)
31 August 2020
Foreseen end date


Sodexo, a French multinational food services company, has announced dismissals in its Belgian On-Site-Services branch which provides catering services for businesses. The main reasoning behind the measures is the fact that the company has suffered significant losses due to the Covid-19 crisis and the measures implemented by the government. The policy to work from home and the restrictions on dining facilities has meant that a large number of the the company clients did not require catering services leading to significant downtimes. The company management states that it is unfortunate but necessary to adapt the structure and way of working within the company to the current way of consuming meals at work.

Already during the COVID-crisis, 1,400 of the company's 4,000 employees were covered by the Belgian government's temporary unemployment scheme.



Eurofound (2020), Sodexo, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 101556, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101556.