Business expansion
Vlaams Gewest; Prov. Antwerpen; Arr. Antwerpen
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.71 - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores

550 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
23 January 2018
Foreseen end date


Primark, a multinational clothing retailer has announced it will be seeking to recruit approximately 550 employees for the opening of its new store in Antwerp. Noteworthy is the fact that the city of Antwerp itself is involved in the recruitment of the employees and facilitates the company by providing a location where the recruitment process will take place. A representative of the city states additional attention will be paid in trying to encourage applications from those considered vulnerable on the labour market. Trade unions are pleased with the significant amount of jobs that are being created but are cautious regarding the nature of the jobs as they often involve short term contracts.


  • 8 January 2018: De Standaard
  • 8 January 2018: De Morgen


Eurofound (2018), Primark, Business expansion in Belgium, factsheet number 92931, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92931.