Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Residential Health Care And Social Work
Residential Care Activities
87.3 - Residential care activities for the elderly and disabled

650 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 December 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2014
Foreseen end date


Healthcare group Careyn is to cut 650 FTE jobs and close 8 of the 28 eldercare services centres. As reported, following an announcement of goverment budget cuts, the cost saving plan envisages that around 1,000 people will lose their jobs.

According to the sources, the central works council has agreed to the restructuring plan but there is no agreement with the unions that had asked for a job guarantee as part of the social plan. Careyn did not rule out forced dismissals, but promised that it will pay a supplement to the unemloyment benefit for a minimum period of one year. Furthermore, Careyn will provide support in finding a new job to the affected employees. 


  • 12 December 2013: NRC Handelsblad
  • 11 December 2013: Careyn (Press release)


Eurofound (2013), Careyn, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 76384, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76384.