Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Scientific Research And Development
72 - Scientific research and development

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 January 2005
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2005
Foreseen end date
1 January 2007


Dutch organisation for applied scientific research TNO will cut 350 positions in the course of the coming two years, it was reported on 6 January 2005. The measure is a result of TNO's strategy for a closure of 15 institutes and a focus of the organisation's activities on five core areas.

TNO reduced the number of positions by 150 in 2004. The organisation currently has about 5,000 employees. The core areas of TNO are quality of life, defence, security and safety, science and industry, environment and infrastructure, information and communication technology. Famous institutes including TNO Construction, TNO Labour and TNO Nutrition will be closed. The five core area management boards will operate from the headquarters of TNO in Delft, western Netherlands.


  • 6 January 2005: TNO Press release
  • 7 January 2005: Eindhovens Dagblad


Eurofound (2005), TNO, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 61193, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61193.