Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Germany; Netherlands
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
25 April 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2008
Foreseen end date
31 December 2008


On 25 April 2008, Fielmann, a German optician that operates a series of retail outlets in Germany and across Europe, has announced that it is to create 400 new jobs across Germany and the Netherlands with the opening of 30 new retail outlets. The firm currently operates 522 outlets across Germany (77 outlets across Europe), and employs 11,858 at these sites. The firm has attributed the expansion to an increased demand for its products. The new jobs are due to be created by the end of 2008.


  • 25 April 2008: Handelsblatt


Eurofound (2008), Fielmann, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 66581, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66581.