Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Professional Services And Management Consultancy
Activities Of Head Offices; Management Consultancy Activities
70.22 - Business and other management consultancy activities

580 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 November 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2014
Foreseen end date
1 January 2016


On 10 December 2014 telecommunications group KPN announced that it will cut 580 jobs in its business division. This division employs 7000 employees. The total number of people employed at KPN in the Netherlands is 14,329. KPN has been continuously restructuring for a number of years, and has cut 4,650 jobs since 2011. On 04 February 2014 it announced its plan to cut a further 1,500-2,000 jobs by the end of 2016 in order to cut costs by approximately 300 million euro.  In 2013, KPN invested 1.25 billion euro in the 4G internet frequency and due to financial difficulties announced that it would cut 5000 jobs by the end of this year to finance the purchase.  


  • 11 December 2014: De Volkskrant
  • 11 December 2014: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 1 December 2014: telegraaf.nl
  • 4 February 2014: nrc.nl


Eurofound (2014), KPN, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 77994, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77994.