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

1,400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 March 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


On 31 March 2009, telecom group KPN annouced that it is to cut 1,400 jobs at its software and consultancy subsidiary Getronics. Getronics itself will lose 950 jobs (of which 700 in the Netherlands). The remainder job losses will affect posted workers. For the unions, the announcements was a unpleasant surprise. Only one and a half week earlier, a social plan had been agreed.


  • 1 April 2009: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 31 March 2009: NRC Handelsblad


Eurofound (2009), Getronics, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 68722, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68722.