Albert Heijn scraps 370 jobs

4th October 2005, Comments 0 comments

4 October 2005, AMSTERDAM — Supermarket Albert Heijn announced on Tuesday that it is to shed about 370 jobs at the stores it runs.

4 October 2005

AMSTERDAM — Supermarket Albert Heijn announced on Tuesday that it is to shed about 370 jobs at the stores it runs.

Albert Heijn manages 500 stores and another 200 are run on a franchise basis. The job losses relate to "management assistant" staff.

A spokesperson for the supermarket chain confirmed the job losses following a report in newspaper 'De Telegraaf'. But she insisted the move was a new "shop process" and not a "reorganisation", as reported by the newspaper.

The spokesperson said there would not be forced redundancies. She could not say if the 200 independently-run Albert Heijn stores would also cut staff numbers.

Some 55,000 people work for Albert Heijn.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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