Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.2 - Event catering and other food service activities

50 - 140 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 October 2015
Employment effect (start)
13 November 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


Sodexo is cutting its staff in catering services for the petroleum industry, dismissing 50 employees. In previous rounds of restructuring, the company has so far dismissed 90 permanent and 30 temporary employees. Mostly chefs and cleaning personnel will be affected. The employees mostly work offshore and live at various locations in Norway. The cuts will be made by direct dismissals, severance packages will not be offered. The rationale for the restructuring is that the company has lost a lot of its business as their largest customers in the petroleum industry have also undergone restructuring and cut costs in the wake of the fall in crude oil prices.


  • 13 October 2015: Sysla
  • 13 October 2015: Stavanger Aftenblad


Eurofound (2015), Sodexo, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 85176, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85176.