Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
different locations from Romania
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 December 2019
Employment effect (start)
3 December 2019
Foreseen end date
30 April 2020


German retailer Kaufland is to create 500 jobs for persons with disabilities by April 2020. The company started few months ago, a pilot program for the stores situated in Bucuresti, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu and Timisoara. Kaufland is intending to extend the program nationwide. One of the company managers declared that a lot of persons with disabilities want to work but cannot work because they do not have the chance of a workplace suitable for them.

The large German retailer has 1,300 stores in seven countries across Europe. As of December 2019, Kaufland employs an estimated 12,374 members of staff across 127 stores in Romania, which makes Kaufland the country's largest private employer.



Eurofound (2019), Kaufland, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 99363, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99363.