Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Gelderland, Utrecht and Noord-Holland provinces
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.9 - Other human health activities

500 - 700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 July 2013
Employment effect (start)
16 July 2013
Foreseen end date
16 July 2016


Dutch healthcare organisation De Opbouw announced on 16 July 2013 that 800 to 1,200 employees will lose their jobs in the coming three years. Practically the measure implies that 500-700 full-time jobs are to be lost.  

As announced the restructuring is due to the govermental budget cuts affecting residential homes for elderly people with closure and the transfer of the responsibility of the youthcare organisations to the municipalities. During the first stage of the restructuring the measures will affect those employees with fixed term contracts and temporary staff. 


  • 17 July 2013: Het Financieele Dagblad


Eurofound (2013), De Opbouw, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 75651, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75651.