Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.11 - General public administration activities

2,300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 October 2010
Employment effect (start)
14 October 2010
Foreseen end date
14 April 2013


UWV, the Dutch public organisation that is responsible for the administration of unemployment and disability benefits, will eliminate 2,300 jobs over the next two and a half year. The restructuring plan will impact employees that were hired since 2009 on temporary contracts and aims to help combat the negative effects of the financial crisis. The organization has indicated that they anticipate more redundancies in the future.

Update: On 14 March 2011, the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment announced that in the next four years even more jobs will be scrapped: the total will lie between 5000 and 6000. The Cabinets wants to cut the budget for the organization of social security by € 2.5 billion.


  • 15 March 2011: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 14 October 2010: Het Financieele Dagblad (www.fd.nl)


Eurofound (2010), UWV, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 71045, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71045.