Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.74 - Retail sale of medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 October 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


German optician chain Fielmann announced to create more than 500 new jobs before the end of 2016. Fielmann seeks to expand its business with about 100 new branches, especially in Southern Germany. In other parts of Germany existing branches will be moved to better locations or stores with more retail space. Moreover, Fielmann is also planning to provide hearing device services at more of its stores.

In 2015 the optician chain had 586 stores in Germany and 17,287 employees, 550 of them hired in 2015. 


  • 1 October 2016: Fielmann press release
  • 31 October 2016: Handelsblatt (online)
  • 1 November 2016: rp-online.de
  • 1 April 2016: Fielmann press release


Eurofound (2016), Fielmann, Business expansion in Germany, factsheet number 89048, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89048.