Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Basic Pharmaceutical Products And Pharmaceutical Preparations
21 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 September 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 November 2014


The pharmaceutical company Roche has announced that it will dismiss 100 employees. Dismissals will affect the selling departments, where 550 employees work currently. In the following days a period of negotiation with the unions will be opened. The intention of the company management is to finish the dismissals the 1st of November of 2014.

Dismissals are blamed on the impact of the measures reducing expenditure on innovative medicines. Moreover, the company has announced that it will implement a new organizational model after the 1st of November of 2014 aiming to improve efficiency and competitiveness. The new model will promote team work in all the areas. 


  • 2 September 2014: Cinco Días


Eurofound (2014), Roche, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 77510, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77510.