Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
US, UK, Spain, France
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 August 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2007
Foreseen end date
1 August 2007


Dutch based ICT-group Getronics announced on 2 August 2006 that in the coming six to twelve months 1,000 full-time jobs will be lost, most of them in the US, UK, Spain and France. In the US, 400 jobs will be lost, mainly due to the termination of two large contracts. In the EU-countries mentioned above, the dismissals will be effected in the Managed Services department of Getronics, where profit margins are relatively low. In the Netherlands, where Getronics employs 10,000 employees, no job losses were announced. Getronics reported a loss of 41 million euro over the first half of 2006.


  • 2 August 2006: NRC Handelsblad


Eurofound (2006), Getronics, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 63857, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63857.