Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
All over the Netherlands, urban centres and Leiden (head office)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.1 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores

2,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 December 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company has started to recruit some 2,500 persons for its 20 department stores to be opened in the Netherlands in 2017. Personnel is being recruited for its head office in Leiden, which is to be followed by the recruitment of store personnel beginning in the spring of 2017. The bankruptcy of the Dutch department store V&D in 2016 created the space for Hudson's Bay to move into the Netherlands, both in terms of market demand and physical locations, of which Hudson's Bay will occupy a number. Hudson's Bay also owns department stores in the United States (Saks 5th Avenue and Saks Off 5th), Germany (Kaufhof) and Belgium (Inno).


  • 8 December 2016: fd.nl
  • 8 December 2016: Nu.nl
  • 8 December 2016: hudsonsbay.recruitee.com


Eurofound (2016), Hudson's Bay, Business expansion in Netherlands, factsheet number 87604, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87604.