Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
offshore installations in Norwegian waters
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.29 - Other food service activities

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 May 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Food service company ESS Support Services is to dismiss 120 employees. The staff reduction comes in addition to a previous round of restructuring in autumn 2014  which affected 100 permanent employees. The cuts are made in response to declining level of petroleum activity on the Norwegian continental shelf. The company will be dismissing personnel working in food and cleaning services on offshore installations in Norwegian waters.

Union representatives in the company have previously reacted negatively to how the restructuring process has been handled, stating that the company did not play by the rules. This issue is now resolved, according to CEO Therese Log Bergjord, who has highlighted the importance of working with the unions.


  • 11 May 2015: Offshore.no


Eurofound (2015), ESS Support Services , Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 83628, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83628.