Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64.1 - Monetary intermediation

385 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 September 2010
Employment effect (start)
15 September 2010
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


On 15 September 2010 the Franco-Belgian bank Dexia announced that they will cut 385 jobs in Belgium by the end of 2011. A total of 665 jobs cuts are being made by the company across the EU including Luxembourg (140) and France (70). These reductions are in addition to those announced in January and September 2009, which involved a total of some 1,500 employees across the EU. The bank was hit severely by the financial crisis and therefore aims to save 600 million Euros by the end of 2011 and improve the efficiency of its different departments. Management announced their intention to discuss the job cuts with trade unions in order to avoid direct dismissals as much as possible and to promote early retirements and other job reduction measures. Dexia has 35,177 employees as of 31 March 2010. Belgium represents 41% of the workforce, Turkey 24%, Luxemburg 11% and France 7%.



Eurofound (2010), Dexia, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 70929, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70929.