Internal restructuring
West-Nederland; Noord-Holland; Groot-Amsterdam
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.2 - Medical and dental practice activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 December 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The medical centre of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam announced its plan to shed some 200 training positions in the next months. That is 4 % of the overall workforce (5000). According to the council of administration the centre has to cut the costs by 18 million euros in 2005. The council expects that most of the job suppression will happen by natural attrition, and an appropriate function will be sought for the remaining redundancies. A discussion with the trade unions will take place on 14 of December.


  • 9 December 2004: De FinancieĆ«le Telegraaf


Eurofound (2004), Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 60957, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60957.